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posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Instantly I think of 'bless' a shortened version of old Enhlish 'bletsian'.




posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: and14263

I have no problem with evolving languages. I'm sure I would get tongue tied with thee and thou and using words like fortnight .
Alot and prolly aren't English though.

'Eategedear' was shortened to 'together' by the lazy youth of old.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Literally thousands of these examples. Which were as painful to the scholars then as the modern ones are to uz.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:08 PM
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a reply to: and14263

Portmanteau? Who uses that word anymore ? Only in novels where Fabio modeled for the leading man and the leading lady is dangerously exposing too much breast on the cover.
I'd wager suit case is much more popular though you do still hear older people say valise.

Do you say counterpane or bedspread?



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:08 PM
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originally posted by: Darkblade71
a reply to: Sillyolme

I just see it all as internet slang, but your rant reminds me of:



Have a great day!


I’m back in town after four days and playing catch-up.

I told myself not to open ATS…yeah, right…That was four hours ago.

I did some research on the jailed NASA official; defended a good intended comment I had made before dawn about heaving ground; found myself agreeing with an Esoterica comment regarding three days left; got upset about chemtrails and 9/11; wrote a long post about the war in Europe; and then wondered why I was getting depressed. So, why not read a Short short rant?

But this video…thanks…now at least I can die laughing.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

You're distracting from my previous three posts.

But in doing that you're telling me to use a modern version of an old word!

Make up yer mind!



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: and14263

Usquebaugh used to be a drink. Now we call it whiskey.
Prolly will never be a real word.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: and14263

Oh no. You lost me at that last turn. Lol



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

He he. I reckon if we come back in hundred years it will. Although we'll never know.

I love English language. It's great in all its forms. Modern and old. So long as the point is put across that's what matters to me. And that's the beauty, its versatility.

Thanks for a good thread. I enjoyed it.

edit on 7-3-2016 by and14263 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: and14263

Tracing words back to their origin is fun.
Obviously some were foreign words we adopted.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: and14263

Thanks for you contributions.
Did you know that way back English was the language of the serfs? The aristocracy spoke french in England .



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: ClownFish

Maybe you should have slept in and then read the news paper with your coffee. At least we're not prompted to add our comments to anything in USA Today!



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Yeah I was told that before. I was told it was so they could sound 'better' than the peasants. But I just did a quick Google and it said it came from Normandy and William the Conqueror.


Now there's a verb.... To Google.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: and14263

Thanks for you contributions.
Did you know that way back English was the language of the serfs? The aristocracy spoke French in England .


Did you know that is why we have different words for cows and beef and pigs and pork? The English raised the animals but the French nobility ate the meat.

Also why chicken and lamb are the same for the animal and the meat as the peasants were allowed to eat them so the word remained the old English for both.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:27 PM
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originally posted by: and14263

originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: and14263

I have no problem with evolving languages. I'm sure I would get tongue tied with thee and thou and using words like fortnight .
Alot and prolly aren't English though.

'Eategedear' was shortened to 'together' by the lazy youth of old.



As it should have. Goodness you couldn't keep that word on your tongue if you wanted to.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific
I didn't know that. I'd never considered why. I will be storing that little gem in the usquebaugh cupboard for use later on.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: and14263

Remember when party was a noun? Now it's a verb too.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: nonspecific

How now ground cow. Still makes a good burger. This is fun.



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: ClownFish

My work here is done,
you're welcome!


*drops the mic and wanders off into other threads*
edit on 7-3-2016 by Darkblade71 because: word crime!



posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Haha very true! Party on!

Uh wait, this rant is getting very erm, 'non ranty'. My vocab has failed me.



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