10 Words You Say That Make You Sound Old

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1Pocketbook

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This is a European word that goes back to the 1600s. It was used to refer to a tinny bag in which you can carry coins. This name was derived from the word ‘’ notebook’’ as it can be equally carried in one’s pocket.

Today, the word is out of fashion as all the young women now call their pocketbooks ‘’purses or handbags.’’

2Whippersnapper

whippersnapper

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Whippersnapper is an alteration of ‘’ snippersnapper’’ that has appeared in the 1700s. This old-fashioned term was used by our ancestors to describe petulant children who are overconfident and show no respect for others, especially older people.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Tell Bruce Campbell or any fans of Ash vs Evil Dead that Groovy is out of fashion and they’ll tell you you’re an idiot.

  2. Most of these words went out of date 50 years ago. But I did recently use the word “whippersnapper”. I tied up my wife and took a riding crop. I said I was gonna whip ‘er snapper!

  3. I didn’t use the word “groovy” even when it was groovy to say it. I thought it sounded stupid then until you were talking about records. Back then, all records were groovy.

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