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For school my daughter has to make a list of words that are oldern words that are not used very much these days. for example: we say DRESS now instead of FROCK!!! So come on guys..... get your thinking hats on and lets make this list long. if you reply please write it like " frock - dress". old word first followed by word we use today. if anyone knows of any websites that have lists of old words that would be great aswell. look forward to hearing all your old words!

17 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    gramophone, record player

    gramophone needle, stylus

    music centre, hi-fi

    record, vinyl

    wireless or steam radio, radio (where did the steam come from?)

    crystal and cat's whisker, transistor

    pumps, trainers

    PE or PT, gym

    two piece swimsuit, bikini

    baths, swimming pool

    flicks or movies, films

    facsimile, negative

    station, station 'stop'

    guard, conductor

    dolly blue and starch, (not sure what has replaced these)

    fire lighters, ignition

    cut throat, safety razor

    hone, sharpen

    quill, fountain pen

    biro, ball point

    snowpake, tippex

    hoover, vacuum

    range, cooker

    griddle, grill

    char, tea

    mangle, spin dryer

    diary, personal organiser

    letter, email

    bill, account

    tuppence, two new pence

    threepence (pronounced 'threppence'), three new pence

    printed paper rate, second class (post)

    slide rule or comptometer or adding machine, calculator

    adverts, commercials

    bog, loo

    yard, patio

    gallery, lower circle (theatre)

    gods, upper circle (theatre)

    London Road, Piccadilly (Manchester station)

    125, pendelino (trains)

    tram, trolley bus (then back to tram again)

    core, memory (computer terms)

    floppy disk, flash drive

    gratuity, tip

    flag day, Red Nose day

    rates, council tax

    surtax, higher rate tax

    PEP, ISA

    guinea, £1.05

    Greenwich Mean Time, Universal Co-ordinated Time

    gnu, wildebeast

    terraced house, townhouse

    bones, dominoes

    stand in corner, sit on naughty step

    concertina, accordion

    harmonica, mouth organ

    Jif, Cif

    Marathon, Snickers

    mile, dream mile (athletics)

    errands, shopping

    Personnel, Human Resources

    sack, dismiss

    expel, exclude

    work study, organisation & methods

    data processing, information technology

    eiderdown, quilt

    gogglebox, telly

  • 1 decade ago

    Thrilling - Exciting

    Queer - Odd

    Automobile - Car

    Old Bean - Mate

    Tally Ho - Lets go

    Drawers - Knickers

    Pinny - Apron

  • 1 decade ago

    Ceylon - Sri Lanka

    Rhodesia - Zimbabwe

    Bejam - Iceland

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    We say DVD now instead of video and SMS instead of text plus taking the bus rather than the chariot.

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  • 1 decade ago

    10 bob - 50p

    put wood int ole- shut the door

    tha can eat one more tatty than a pig - You have a good appetite

    Associated Dairies - ASDA

  • 1 decade ago

    Omnibus - Bus

    Charabang - coach

    Steam train - train

    Bicycle - bike

    Motor vehicle - car

  • 1 decade ago

    i wish i could help but check around on the web surf yahoo it might help but im new skool you could say some would :) im giving you a star because this is gotta be interesting.

  • 1 decade ago

    Trews :Trousers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    perambulator - pram

    mater - mother - mum

    pater - father - dad

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