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FacePalm August 3rd, 2015 10:52am

Attached is a link to an article about common phrases from the 1800s. They are quite amusing and I am considering ways to reintroduce them to common use. Do you enjoy learning about obsolete idioms?

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ThomG25 Texas
08/03/15 7:33 am

Let's go to New York and see the elephant.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
08/03/15 6:24 am

That was fun! Shoddyocracy made me think of the Sham-wow.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/03/15 6:23 am

My favorite words in the article were shoddyocracy, which reminded me of a current favorite, idiocracy, and slangism, which may itself be one as it doesn't appear in the two dictionaries I checked.

Kay41 the Midwest
08/03/15 6:16 am

Shoddyocracy.... That one would still work great nowadays.

rons Thanks America
08/03/15 4:37 am

Are you three sheets to the wind?

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
08/03/15 4:14 am

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08/03/15 4:13 am

Sort of because some are not as obsolete as you'd think. They come up in old legal cases and I'm always having to look them up.

08/03/15 4:17 am

Shoddyocracy is especially funny and i think I'll try not to tell a thumper today. :)