Long-Lost Words That Should Be Revived for 2024

Wayne State University has recently put together a list of  “long-lost,” words that they think should be brought back for 2024.  These aren’t  slang words either.  They’re very old, legitimate words that basically are on the verge of extinction.  I have to admit, most of them have pretty well seen better days, but there are a few that I think are just awesome!  Here are a couple of my favorite picks.

  1. Dollop–To me it almost qualifies for onomatopoeia status. Think about it, a big dollop of “Daisy,” almost sounds like that when it hits your potato.
  2. Kaffeeklatsch–an informal social gathering where you serve….want to guess?  Coffee!  So, instead of that coffee break with a friend or two, just head off to the nearest Starbucks for a little Kaffeeklatsch today.
  3. Petrichor–That’s the amazing earthy smell right after you get a rain in a dry warm climate.  I also enjoy it after watering the yard.  I truthfully don’t know that I ever realized that fragrance had a name.
  4. And Blatherskite—A person who talks in great length without making much sense. You can’t tell me that wouldn’t be fun and come in pretty darn handy during political season.

Do you have any words that you miss that have been replaced with slang words?



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