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    Experts reveals the English words young people have never heard of including 'lush' | Daily Mail Online

    Fancy a lush night getting sozzled at the disco? Experts reveals the English words that could go extinct within a generation because they're not used by younger people - including 'tosh, minted and brill'

    • Disco, nicompoop, boogie, and trollop are among words that could go extinct
    • Young people don't know terms sozzled, cad, bonk and wally, new research says
    • Perspectus Global asked 2000 18-30 year old which words they didn't know, which included lush, yonks, tosh, brill and kerfuffle
    OK your mission should you decide to accept it is to use these words multiple times in the next few days!

    1. Sozzled (40%) – Very drunk

    2. Cad (37%) – A man who is dishonest or treats other people badly


    3. Bonk (37%) – Have sexual intercourse


    4. Wally (36%) - A stupid person


    5. Betrothed (29%) – Engaged to be married


    6. Nincompoop (28%) – A stupid person


    7. Boogie (28%) – Dance to pop music


    8. Trollop (27%) – A woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships


    9. Bounder (27%) – A dishonourable man


    10. Balderdash (27%) – Senseless talk or writing; nonsense


    11. Henceforth (26%) – From this or that time on


    12. Yonks – (25%) – A very long time


    13. Lush – (23%) – Very good or impressive


    14. Tosh – (23%) – Rubbish; nonsense


    15. Swot – (22%) – A person who studies hard


    16. Brill – (21%) – Excellent; great


    17. Kerfuffle – (20%) – A commotion or fuss


    18. Randy – (19%) – Sexually aroused or excited


    19. Disco – (17%) – A club or party at which people dance to music


    20. Minted – (15%) – Having a lot of money; rich
    I know its a bit of a kerfuffle, but henceforth don't be a Cad it would be brill if we used these words like a trollop. Bonk away at them and swot up that would be lush. If you are betrothed or just randy get down the disco ignore the millennial tosh & Balderdash don't be a bounder or nincompoop just boogie for yonks and play where's wally? Get a bit sozzled or if minted buy a round you know it makes sense!
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    A nincompoop needn't necessarily be stupid. It really means an ineffectual person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Experts reveals the English words young people have never heard of including 'lush' | Daily Mail Online



    OK your mission should you decide to accept it is to use these words multiple times in the next few days!



    I know its a bit of a kerfuffle, but henceforth don't be a Cad it would be brill if we used these words like a trollop. Bonk away at them and swot up that would be lush. If you are betrothed or just randy get down the disco ignore the millennial tosh & Balderdash don't be a bounder or nincompoop just boogie for yonks and play where's wally? Get a bit sozzled or if minted buy a round you know it makes sense!
    I'm assuming that definitions of the words are provided for the inclusion of Millenials in this "jolly jape"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    A nincompoop needn't necessarily be stupid. It really means an ineffectual person.

    not according to Mentalfloss who have some great other words - but WWWwords is probably more reputable

    The Origins of 9 Great British Insults | Mental Floss.

    Nincompoop

    For such a colloquial word, nincompoop actually has a very learned past. Samuel Johnson, the compiler of England’s first proper dictionary, claims the word comes from the Latin phrase non compos mentis (“not of right mind”), and was originally a legal term.
    World Wide Words: Nincompoop

    It’s a silly-sounding word for a a foolish or stupid person.
    Many writers have tried hard to find an origin for it, though most dictionaries play safe and list it as “origin unknown”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    I'm assuming that definitions of the words are provided for the inclusion of Millenials in this "jolly jape"?

    Of course who doesn't want to get randy & bonk henceforth!
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    Cool wordz bro lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Who doesn't want to get randy & bonk henceforth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Your wife, with you.

    yawn are we back at school again?
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    Lush was used in Gavin and Stacey. That was mid 2000s so not that long ago.

    I think we should use "ipsedixitism" more. But that is a new word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    Lush was used in Gavin and Stacey. That was mid 2000s so not that long ago.

    I think we should use "ipsedixitism" more. But that is a new word.
    Lush is still used by the young 'uns in S. Wales, Somerset (probably other places).

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