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Cultural References That Have Lost Favor

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Overtime certain colorful words for men and women have fallen out of favor.

Yesterday's "Dude!," is today's "Bro."

Today's "Ho," was once a 15th-century "Wench."

And that's just the beginning.



Harpy: Those that steal, take, snatch.
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Hag: A nightmare spirit. An old witch.
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Casanova: A notorious ladies man, schooled in the art of seduction.
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Shrew: An evil or scolding person. A mean bitch.
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Wench: A woman servant. A promiscuous female.
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Miser: a cheapskate. One who is reluctant to spend money.
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Harlot: A Hooker. Ho. Prostitute.
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Hussy: A saucy or mischievous girl. Flirtatious young lady.
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Geezer: Really old dude.
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Bimmy: (See Harlot)
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Manservant: One who tends to the needs of their employeer
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Womanizer: A man who beds many woman.
(This one was out of the vernacular until Britney Spears brought it back. Damn.)
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Who knows, maybe one day they'll come back in style.

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2 Comments

Aww, yes!
A couple of coins for a pair of wenches!
Those were the days!!

said EffenIdontcare on May 12, 2010 6:41 PM.

The word "hussy" always makes me laugh.

said Johnny Wright on May 13, 2010 10:26 AM.
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