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Mike Oxsaw 1:13 Sun Dec 20
What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
I know this thread gives free licence to the site's Special Needs posters to ram up stuff like "fuck", "cunt", "shit", "bollocks" and the like, in an attempt to look all laddish - and grown-up laddish, to boot, but how far back in history does YOUR vocabulary reach?

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Far East Hammer 3:44 Thu Dec 24
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
when getting out of bed of a morning I'll often say "Ug" - which I guess must take things back 20,000 years or so...

Coffee 11:13 Wed Dec 23
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
gph

Wireless is another one.

gph 11:07 Wed Dec 23
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
HairyHammer: Cool?

It's out of fashion again? It was uncool when I was growing up in the mid-sixties to seventies. Then came back.

Bloke I work with in his mid-twenties uses it all the time.

I'm pleased to know I'm hipper than him.

mashed in maryland 11:06 Wed Dec 23
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
http://www.news.dm/did-you-know-the-oldest-word-in-the-english-language-is-town/

bell 10:42 Wed Dec 23
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
The kids at work take the piss for me saying Courting.

ray winstone 10:31 Wed Dec 23
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Juxtaposed.

w4hammer 9:55 Wed Dec 23
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
more a phrase

" my giddy aunt"


wtf it actually means I do not know, confuses the fuck out of the americans I work with!

Too Much Too Young 1:33 Wed Dec 23
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Cunt

easthammer 12:42 Wed Dec 23
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Serious answer I would think the word Amen is pretty old dating back to ancient Hebrew.

One of my favourite old words is Mountebank - there are a good few on this site, me thinks.

Rio or Anton or Les 11:59 Tue Dec 22
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Every night i ask my wife if she like to take part in some
"conjugal unpleasantness!" (in the Harry Enfield style),
Which not a word but a saying.

I have say my success has been limited!

Ricky Bobby 9:21 Tue Dec 22
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Dinosaur is the oldest word I can think of.

HairyHammer 8:28 Tue Dec 22
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Groovy and Cool

To my kids those words do not actually exist.

defjam 11:14 Tue Dec 22
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Soup!

As in Primordial soup.

SurfaceAgentX2Zero 11:11 Tue Dec 22
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Antidiluvian.

icwhs 5:28 Tue Dec 22
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Great question 👍

Chigwell 5:12 Tue Dec 22
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
"Big", which is slightly older than " Bang".

geoffpikey 6:45 Mon Dec 21
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
GOD

"He" really is older than anyone alive.

the_bigot 6:41 Mon Dec 21
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
Golly, I'm not sure

Willtell 5:56 Mon Dec 21
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
It seems that 'two' is indeed older than 'one' and 'four' (as in degrees) used to be called 'bullshit' disguised by a little cough...

riosleftsock 5:52 Mon Dec 21
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
willtell, what about "one"?

Are you suggesting that two is older than one.

One of the oldest I have heard recently is FOUR (in the context of the number of DEGREES)

Willtell 5:45 Mon Dec 21
Re: What's the oldest word you use in everyday conversation?
'I' & 'who' are two of the oldest words. So are 'we' 'two' 'three' and 'five'.

Education is a wonderful thing. It taught me to google oldest words...

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