Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Poppycock

I was talking to a friend (okay it was Odat) who used the word "Poppycock" in the middle of our conversation. I had to laugh because it sounded so old fashioned (she quickly corrected herself and used a more, ummm.. shall we say.. up to date phrase). That started me contemplating the antiquated phrases that were used so often that have now fallen from grace. I've listed some here, but if you think of some let me know and I'll add them to the list.

1. Poppycock - it means bullshit (basically)
2. Oops a Daisy - usually said after tripping or dropping something
3. Tuckered out - tired
4. For Pete's Sake - used in place of the now popular "dammit"
5. For Crying Out Loud - replaced by the also popular "fuck"
6. Put Up Job - a scheme or trick (a boondoggle)
7. Pass the Buck - blame someone else
8. Watch you Ps and Qs - to be polite
9. All Washed Up - fucked up
10. Ballyhoo - loud uproar
11. Hootenanny - music gathering
12. Horse Sense - common sense
13. Hunky Dory - very good
14. Tarnation - ouch
15. Rapscallion - naughty person
16. Cockamamy - bullshit
17. Heeby-Jeebies - having the jitters
18. Thrice - three times
19. Mad as a Hatter - crazy
20. Boondocks - far away from everything

This is, of course, just a drop in the bucket of antiquated phrases. Most of these, like poppycock, would just make a person look at you weird if you used them. Although I suppose I do have to remember that I live in the south and they talk funny here.

Update:

Odat has added her own entries (which, by the way, I couldn't top even if I wanted to):


Holy fucking cow! Don't go getting your feathers all ruffled. Just hold your horses. By hook or by crook I'll redeem myself. Really. I was only being honest as the day is long by using the word poppycock. It conveyed a feeling in response to my total amazement at your evilness percentage! Was just trying to say I think your full of beans!

Sassan has added some very cool words to the list:

Lampoon: to mock or make fun of
Bamboozle: to swindle or deceive
Ersatz: an inferior imitation
Juggernaut: a powerful force
Spiffy: see swell
Swell: see spiffy
Dynamite!: (exclamation) outstanding

**Amended Update:

Twinhead has added to the list:

As big as a house: a fat person
And my favorite cranky dude had this to add:

Gee. What a groovy list. I mean it's just bitchin'! Outta site! Right on!



I love this topic!

;-)

7 comments:

Odat said...

Holy fucking cow! Don't go getting your feathers all ruffled. Just hold your horses. By hook or by crook I'll redeem myself. Really. I was only being honest as the day is long by using the word poppycock. It conveyed a feeling in response to my total amazement at your evilness percentage! Was just trying to say I think your full of beans!

Maybe I should have used the seven words you can't say on TV.

What are they anyway?

Sassan Sanei said...

Amazing list! What is that they say about great minds thinking alike? I started a list of "Fun words you no longer here" in my BlackBerry notepad just last week, with the intention of posting it to my blog once I had more than a few words in it, so if you don't mind, I'll just add it to yours!

Lampoon: to mock or make fun of
Bamboozle: to swindle or deceive
Ersatz: an inferior imitation
Juggernaut: a powerful force
Spiffy: see swell
Swell: see spiffy
Dynamite!: (exclamation) outstanding

Odat: according to George Carlin, the seven words you can't say on TV are shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. According to Wikipedia, he later expanded his list to include fart, turd, and twat.

Sassan Sanei said...

(That should have been "Fun words you no longer hear." I kno how too spel.)

Odat said...

Sassan...thanks!!!!!! LOL I'll use them from now on when responding to "D" !!!!!

not so common said...

As big as a house: a fat person

curmudgeon said...

Gee. What a groovy list. I mean it's just bitchin'! Outta site! Right on!

Odat said...

Patootie, meaning posterior.....