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Balderdash and other words millennials haven't heard

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edited October 2020 in Coffee lounge
A recent Metro news article listed 20 words that are falling out of favour with our younger generations.  

Based on a survey of 2,000 adults, the results were as follows:

Twenty words millennials haven't heard of
Sozzled (40%) – Very drunk 
Cad (37%) – Dishonest man 
Bonk (37%) – Have sex 
Wally (36%) – Stupid person 
Betrothed (29%) – Engaged 
Nincompoop (28%) – Fool 
Boogie (28%) – Dance 
Trollop (27%) – Woman who has casual sex 
Bounder (27%) – Dishonourable man 
Balderdash (27%) – Senseless talk 
Henceforth (26%) – From now on 
Yonks – (25%) – Long time 
Lush – (23%) – Very good 
Tosh – (23%) – Rubbish 
Swot – (22%) – Someone who studies hard 
Brill – (21%) – Brilliant 
Kerfuffle – (20%) – Commotion 
Randy – (19%) – Sexually aroused
Disco – (17%) – Dance club 
Minted – (15%) – Rich

I don't know about you but these words comprise half of my vocabulary!  Also, the loss of the word disco is (as Steps would say) a tragedy...

Have you noticed any other words are disappearing?  Let us know.  

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