10 Words You Say That Make You Sound Old

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Last Updated on November 27, 2020

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There are many clues that can help people guess your real age! These clues include your hairstyle, the way you dress, and surprisingly even the way you talk and the words you use!

So, if you want to keep your age a secret, then, you might need to stop using words like dungarees, Xerox, or pocketbook otherwise you will sound like a weirdo who comes from another planet.

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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

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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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3Tape

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The tape is another old word that is no longer used as before! Say, if you come of age in the 1980s, chances are you still use this word in your everyday life, especially when it comes to recording your favorite tv show or music. Thanks to digital media, this word is no longer useful as there is obviously nothing that can be recorded on magnetic tape!

4Xerox

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Xerox is an old word that most young people if not all of them ignore! In fact, due to the success that Xerox company knew when launching its first available copy machine in the 1960s, people at that time started interchanging the word Xerox with the word copy.

However, things have changed today and many new printing companies have emerged. So, next time, you want to ask your young co-worker to ‘’Xerox’’ a document, you’d better use the word copy. otherwise, you might be met with a blank stare!

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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