If you’re a member of Team Coco like I am, you may know that Conan O’Brien launched a campaign to bring the word “thrice” back into our daily lexicon. While I have little occasion to use the word, I fully support this endeavor. There are probably tons of words that have fallen out of the mainstream that are due for a comeback.
And so I ask you – what words do you want to see return?
For me, I like the word “scram.” I always have and think it’s hilarious. And why don’t people get called “nimrod” anymore? Or hear people say “forthwith?” These are valuable words, people! If we, The Literary Ones, don’t bring them back, who will? The Save the Words website can only do so much!
So what say you? Which words do you want to rescue from obscurity before they permanently fall to the wayside?
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And somehow, “wonky” as become a technical term in my place of work.
EXAMPLE: “The computer went wonky.”