Have you got dysania? Perhaps it is because you are philogrobilized! So stop twattling about it and learn a few of these sweet olde-school words!

Like everything else, language changes and evolves over time, especially so in these days of mass communication, memes, easy cultural exchange and increasing standardization of a global 'internet language.'

Whether this is to our benefit or detriment is up to you to decide, but the reality is that in a more visually oriented world, our vocabularies are decreasing. What to do about this? Read more? Buy a dictionary? Get together a crew and perform one of Shakespeare's plays in your living room?

A good place to start is to check out this awesome list that we at Bored Panda have compiled. Satisfyingly descriptive, amusing and sometimes bafflingly unnecessary words from ye olde times that you can impress your mates with!

Scroll down to check them out below, and don't forget to vote for your faves!

(h/t: History Hustle)

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Carmen Elena
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2 years ago

That´s what I´m doing now. Just another 5 minutes.

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Anne Glassman
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2 years ago

"I'm calling in sick. I have a problem with my eyes." "Oh no! Is it serious?" "Well, I can't see. I can't see myself coming into work today."

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Grazina Strolia
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2 years ago

I love the story behind this word! An artist had made a painting of a man wearing sandals. A shoemaker, looking at the painting, told him he'd gotten part of the sandal wrong. The painter, acknowledging the man's expertise in the area, repainted the sandal. Then the shoemaker began to offer criticism on the rest of the painting. The painter replied, "You're a shoemaker. Don't criticize anything above the shoe." (Ultracrepidarian literally means, "One who is above (ultra) the shoe (crepe)).

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Daniel Losinger
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2 years ago

This one is totally relevant to the Trump administration.

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Usernameofgag
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2 years ago

We have tweeting now...

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

So .. in a way i can say that .. half of my college mates were .. - Lans*whatever*the*word*that*is*

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Eva Teodorescu
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2 years ago

we should call it "dog staring"

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Petra Christovová
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2 years ago

Me again.

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James A. Smith Jr.
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2 years ago

I just say so-so if in that mood.

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Erika Daniel
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2 years ago

that's called: anxiety

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PyroarRanger
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2 years ago

The more extreme form of procrastination

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Hope Floats
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2 years ago

Sober or drunk,just too difficult to pronounce!!

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Vlad Horobet
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2 years ago

Today known as "thicc".

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

I would say British countryside girls are like this, i am not saying everyone. Also, it's not a bad thing. Manners are manners, no matter what age.

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Cassie
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2 years ago

It's hard not to be a grumbletonian when you live in a kakistocracy.

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Ladies and Gentlemen
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2 years ago

I had no clue they knew about trump in 19th Century!

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Phil.
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2 years ago

because it just feels better after wearing them for a week

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Edy Eko
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2 years ago

Now it comes in "hold my beer"

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Smoofy
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2 years ago

Me: probably needs a new toothbrush Also me: Buys a bunch of oreos instead

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Lindsay Ameye
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2 years ago

A bed burrito

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