Yesterday I wrote (dot #3118) about business jargon that should be deleted from your vocabulary. It may seem like an impossible task as some of the words are engrained in our communication and naturally flow into our conversations without a thought.

But a recent post from @adgrayvisions reminds us that common words do in fact fade out of usage. You may have heard some of these gems spoken by your parents or grandparents, but have you heard any of these doozies lately:

  • Britches
  • Rigmarole
  • Hoodwink
  • Fiddle-faddle
  • Lollygag
  • Skedaddle
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Poppycock
  • Bamboozled
  • Bejeebers

Chances are that you have not spoken these words but they were all part of the natural conversations in days past. Words, just as with fads or trends, come in and out of favor. Make sure your vocabulary doesn’t make you sound like an old codger who is flummoxed by nincompoops when they speak a more contemporary language.





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