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pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
I have been reading Beatrix Potter to Shorty (now 7) and I come across quite a few words that have been lost over time.
[Watch the spell checker chuck a hissy*].

Wainscot
Counterpane
Lath
Gimlet
Smut (No, not top shelf magazines)

*Surprising.
S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
W - Wiggle Honda

"This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.

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  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,998
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    pinno said:


    Gimlet
    Smut

    Maybe she read Viz? Mr. Gimlet was a character from the Finbarr Saunders strip and Sid Smut was the real name of Tyneside's silver tongued cavalier, Sid The Sexist.

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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,217
    pinno said:

    I have been reading Beatrix Potter to Shorty (now 7) and I come across quite a few words that have been lost over time.
    [Watch the spell checker chuck a hissy*].

    Wainscot
    Counterpane
    Lath
    Gimlet
    Smut (No, not top shelf magazines)

    *Surprising.

    I use lath pretty regularly. Obviously, Potter didn't have plasterboard.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    The old plaster was very heavy apparently.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,217
    It's usually thicker than gypsum board, so yes.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    rjsterry said:

    It's usually thicker than gypsum board, so yes.

    Do you use it in period properties?!
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 4,384
    I'm afraid that when people start using dated vocabulary, I always think of the Malcolm Tucker 'purview' quote.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,217
    pinno said:

    rjsterry said:

    It's usually thicker than gypsum board, so yes.

    Do you use it in period properties?!
    Only if they are listed or the client is particularly interested in 'doing the right thing'. Lime plaster is more expensive and much slower drying than gypsum, but it has more flexibility when dry and handles moisture better, which helps in old buildings with no damp proofing.
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    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Liberal metropolitan, remoaner, traitor, "sympathiser", etc.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,504
    It's a pain to patch I know that much.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    Sorrel
    darnel
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    oxoman said:

    It's a pain to patch I know that much.

    But I thought you lived in a mud hut?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,217
    pinno said:

    Sorrel
    darnel

    We had a cat called Sorrel when I was growing up.
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    Liberal metropolitan, remoaner, traitor, "sympathiser", etc.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    One of my ex gf's had a friend call Sorrel.
    (She wasn't a cat).
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,110
    Growing up near Bristol, Sorrel was how people used to apologise
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    edited 5 June
    They're all a bit funny in Bristle.

    You would think the influx of all races from far and wide over the centuries, through it's port, would have improved the gene pool.
    Mind you, Plymouth is worse.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Darius_JedburghDarius_Jedburgh Posts: 674
    I still use a gimlet.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,217
    pinno said:

    They're all a bit funny in Bristle.

    You would think the influx of all races from far and wide over the centuries, through it's port, would have improved the gene pool.

    Maybe it has.
    1985 Mercian King of Mercia - work in progress (Hah! Who am I kidding?)
    Pinnacle Monzonite

    Liberal metropolitan, remoaner, traitor, "sympathiser", etc.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    So you're saying "Just as well..."

    :)
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,185
    Mutatis mutandis.

    Does that count? It's old, albeit still in use if you work in that field. I do and have only just come across it.

    What about 'happenstance'?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    me-109 said:

    Mutatis mutandis.

    Great track, even better album.



    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,288
    edited 6 June
    I've just finished a story about Vikings. there was lots of archaic words in there. Sadly, they go in but I forget them straight away.

    Leman is one I do remember, meaning illicit lover, especially mistress


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  • fatted864fatted864 Posts: 39
    I thought a Gimlet was a cocktail made of 2:1 gin and lime juice.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 17,217
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    Pinnacle Monzonite

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    Learned the word "Apricity" the other day - it means the warmth of the winter sun.

    Thought that was great
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  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,185
    Quotidian. You don't see that every day. ;)
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