Words, Quotes & Expressions which Tickle my Fancy

26Aug11

These are words and expressions that don’t see much use in modern day English. Unless we raise awareness, they will simply fade away, never to be chuckled at heartily again. Feel free to add to these.

  • Well I’ll be a son of a gun
  • Blimey
  • You bet your sweet bippy
  • Vamoose
  • I say, old chap
  • The bees knees
  • Young whipper snapper
  • Blithery poop!
  • Holy guacamole
  • Heebie-Jeebies
  • Gad Zooks!
  • Gee whiz
  • Cut of your jib
  • Whole Kit and caboodle
  • Willy nilly
  • A load of codswallop
  • Run Amok
  • Heavens to betsy
  • Shiver me timbers
  • Darn Tootin’
  • I say, old chap
  • Aw, shucks
  • The heebie jeebies
  • Top ‘o’ the morning
  • Shut your pie hole
  • A bunch of Hooligans
  • Fisticuffs
  • Ninkempoopery
  • To wallow in one’s own crapulence
  • Spectacles, Monacle
  • No good-nick
  • Fiddlesticks!
  • Box Social
  • “The infamous….”
  • “The pinnacle of…”
  • “Bestow upon”
  • Festively plump
  • One’s Netheregions
  • One’s Woe or Plight instead of “problems”
  • Caliber
  • To go hagledy pagledy
  • To run for the hills
  • To run amok
  • To run rampant
  • By Golly
  • Sonny Jim
  • Laddy Boy
  • Boy Howdy
  • Spiffing
  • Shin dig
  • Bolderdash!
  • Fisticuffs
  • Darn tootin’
  • Jimmie Cricket
  • Gee willickers
  • How frightfully rude, I certainly hope someone stabs you in the eye.
  • Australianisms that are so offensive they’re funny – Strewth, Grouse
  • My tusks, Babar
  • Pardon my language, but you’ve ruffled my petticoats for the last time! (futurama)
  • Shpadoinkle (Cannibal! The musical)
  • Spoot, Spootenheimer, Spoot head, SPoot meister, Spoot wad (angry beavers)
  • Cromulent, Embiggened (Simpsons)

Go on, shove them into your vocabulary, thereby expanding it. Also, add your own favourite quirky words so that I may expand mine.

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