Words, I'm bringing back.
My vocabulary is at an all-time low. Last night while reading Fancy Nancy, I learned some new words; it's tragic. I need to broaden my patois. Here are a few words I would like to see make a resurgence.
1. Shucks- as used to express disappointment. If I could exchange shucks for shit, I would almost stop swearing entirely ( I need to find a replacement for f*ck, a good one though, not fudge).
2. Salon. As in: I'm going to the hair salon today, or the nail salon. I don't get hairdresser. You don't leave there with clothes on your head.
3. Bedlam-I need synonyms for confusion and chaos. This will do.
4. Cachinnate. My father use to say "don't cachinnate in front of anyone, you sound like a hyena".
5. Whilst. My husband says this, I like it. It is so much more refined than while.
6. Pedantic. This word gets a lot of use in South Africa (where I lived for three years), I don't hear people say it in Canada.
7. Calamity. Any word I can use instead of disaster is amazing; actually it's refreshing considering how many diasters I deal with daily.
8. Lollygag. I say "hurry up" way too much. Stop lollygagging sounds softer, nicer. Here's an example of how I sounded last year:
I don't think I can express myself without swearing.