Which word works

Did you know that words become outdated?

Well, sure slang like, Daddy-o, 23 Skidoo, and cool-beans, wear their welcome. But I’m talking regular words, and they are listed as archaic when certain grammar programs find them.

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I’d like to know when I became old enough that the language I used was labeled as ARCHAIC – jeez I’m not grandma Moses over here!

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One of the benefits of the new grammar assistant programs, I use the paid version of Grammarly and it helps me a ton with comma usage and spelling. Sometimes it tells me my langue is archaic.

https://app.grammarly.com/?affiliateNetwork=ho&affiliateID=8359&utm_source=program

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And I’m saying, “NO come on,” these words are still used every day – at least by me, some are. Hey, I used the three top words here in one poem.

https://www.amazon.com/Things-Only-Darkness-Knows-anthology/dp/1542889405

UNBEKNOWNST

ASUNDER

BRIMSTONE!  

CLEANSE

NATURAL

Well, this list can go on and on, and it does –  just click on the link to view for yourself. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/explore/archaic-words/

Hmmm, I wonder if dude made the cut?

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Do you have any favorite words that aren’t used anymore? Share in the comments.

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  1. The first three, I would say I use in poetry. But the last two are surprising. I know I’ve used them recently. If you read classics like Bram Stoker’s Dracula or even stuff by Shirley Jackson. HP Lovecraft wrote words I don’t even think were around at his time. All of those writers wrote in a language people would be hard pressed to understand these days. I love to read them though and get a feel of where literature has gone.

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