Wednesday, 14 March 2012
This morning I used the word 'leisure'. As in "All I'm doing is sitting around waiting for doctors to do tests on me at their leisure."
I don't think I've ever said the word leisure before.
In fact, unless associated with American cruise ship goers 'leisure-wear', I don't think I really ever hear that word anymore.
For that matter, 'defunct' is not something I think I have ever said either, and yet I know it. No doubt I have read it somewhere.
I read another awesome word in a book recently, if only I could remember what it was, that I thought needed a reintroduction to today's society. This was a popular word from the 1800's. Give me time, I may remember it and come back and edit this.
What words can you think of that are reaching their use by date? Or just words you don't really say very often at all?
And do you have any really great words you think people should say more? Such as nincompoop. Are we about ready for that one to do a come back tour?