25 Old Words And Phrases That Should Make A Comeback

Let’s face it, back in the good ole’ days people had some pretty nifty ways of saying things. Of course, we have our own vocabulary today (just take a look at urban dictionary), but sometimes just because something is new doesn’t necessarily mean it is better. Without a doubt, however, this works the other way around too. To clarify, we aren’t trying to imply that everything was better back in the day and that society has just fallen apart and that kids these days are no good and that music is awful and just take us back to the 60’s when everything was rosy. No. Not at all. For starters, everything wasn’t rosy….ever. In fact, by most metrics, we live in a more peaceful world than ever before; we live longer; and we live more comfortably. But that is neither here nor there. Today’s list is about language and the way people have used it over time. Without getting political, we’re just going to get a little nostalgic and take a tour of how the English language has evolved. Although we have our cool little modern slang, these are 25 Old Words And Phrases That Should Make A Comeback!

Featured Image:  Antonio Litterio via wikimedia

25

Old hat

hatSource: oxforddictionaries.com, Image: liz west via flickr

It used to mean something that is past its prime, but now this phrase is just old hat.

24

Curmudgeon

complaintSource: oxforddictionaries.com, Image: publicdomainpictures.net

Somebody who complains a lot


23

Big cheese

bossSource: thefreedictionary.com, Image: pixabay

The boss

22

Put a sock in it

quiet zoneSource: thefreedictionary.com, Image: CGP Grey via flickr

Shut up!


21

Shake a leg

let's goSource: thefreedictionary.com, Image: Snuff13 via wikimedia

Get moving!



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