Suffering shivviness? Don't perendinate! Act now

Looking change-up your vocabulary?.. perhaps sprinkle it with a touch of verbal glitter?
Then look no further than this non-exhaustive list of mostly lost-in-time words from years’ past.

Add any other words you think we should bring back for use in modern day.

Perendinate
To put off until the day after tomorrow.
~16th Century

Uhtceare
Lying awake and worrying about the day ahead.
~Old English

Frobly-mobly
Neither well nor unwell.
~18th Century

Slugabeg
A person who stays in bed after the usual or proper time to get up.
~16th Century

Groke
Someone who stares at you while you eat, hoping you’ll share.
~Old Scots language

Kakistocracy
Government by the least qualified or worst people.
~19th Century

Fudgel
Pretending to work while actually doing nothing
~18th Century

Dysania
Extreme difficulty in getting out of bed in the morning.
~1900’s

Ultracrepidarian
Somebody who gives opinions on subjects they know nothing about.
~19th Century

Cacoethes
Irresistible urge to do something inadvisable.
~16th Century

Snollygoster
A shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician.
~19th Century

Grumbletonians
People who are angry or unhappy with their government.
~17th Century

Grufeling
To lay wrapped up and in a comfortable manner.
~Old Scots language

Abligurition
Spending lavish amounts of money on food
~17th Century

Peg puff
A young woman with the manners of an old one.
~Old Scots language

Shivviness
The uncomfortable feeling of wearing new underwear.
~Old English

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This is a classic AyBee post :slightly_smiling_face: I’m not sure if I want the word to come back, but when I was growing up my dad always used to tell us that Antidisestablishmentarianism was the longest word in the English language. I’m not sure if that’s true, but it sure is fun to say!

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Another long word is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words.

:rofl::joy:

True story

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Do old women have better or worse manners?!

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OMG…I love Perendinate…why put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the day after tomorrow!!! My new life motto. :rofl:

(A quick google search claims that this is actually a quote from Mark Twain.)

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My daughter…

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The majority of my city council.

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I love this, I love glitter :rofl::rofl:

I guess I have an old soul because I knew most of the words on here and I still use them not very often because most of the time I have to explain to them the meaning of the word. :rofl::rofl:

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Depends on the situation and location

I once had a fortune cookie that read “you do not want to be blatherskite today” when I looked it up i had to agree :laughing: I never want to be blatherskite

Blatherskite, a person who talks a lot without making sense.

I never want shiviness either :laughing:

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Great word!

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Haha love this :wink:

Love ye old words, frobly-mobly is how I feel today, groke times with the dog eye balling me & salvatin, I share a weenie bit in the end, fudge, yep, wishing my work desk would transform into a cosy duvet.
Fortune cookie, what happened to the Chinese proverb Leo1247?
Love Heart sweets passed around office & mine said Never Mind, what’s that all about, need to find a word or two for that comment :laughing:

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Mentioning hearts, new to this forum, where are my hearts, would love to know? Can someone pls help? Not to receive but my icon has an edit not a heart?, below sent messages :roll_eyes:

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As addicts…pretty sure we’ve all been hit with a bit of the ol’ cacoethes!

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This is hilarious. I love it!

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Waaaaattt
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Definitely coined by a time-traveling Doctor.

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Other people will give you hearts. Kind of like “likes”.

Do you mean this:

Versus this?

If so, that’s because you can only give “like” hearts to other people. So it doesn’t appear under your own posts.

You can do the little icons wherever though.