Cripes! Spiffing English words dying out

Cripes! Thanks to the Twitter generation some spiffing words in the English language are slowly dying out. Traditional words like ‘balderdash’ and ‘cripes’ are being replaced with modern trendy shortened text-style terms like ‘lol’, ‘jel’ and ‘soz’. In fact, a quarter of us use these terms in verbal conversations, as well as using them in written communication on mobile phones, emails and social media sites.

There has been a significant decrease in the words which our parents and grandparents used to utter on almost a daily basis. According to researchers ‘bally’ and ‘swell’ are among words that Brits said they don’t use anymore. Just nine per cent used the word ‘bogus’, ten per cent have used ‘fiddlesticks’ and only three quarters have used ‘oopsy-daisy’.

Category: English / Language / Disappearing Words