Sunday, 26 June 2011


As a follow-up to the post on the obsolescence of "yuppy" (and as christening of sorts for the reinstated comments feature here) can anyone think of any more tellingly dated words or phrases?

Wayne glances at agnostic in an excellent recent post.

I've got an even more basic, banal one: vain.

Nobody is "vain" anymore because everybody is.


W. Kasper said...

I forgot vanity, but that's like describing the colour of air.

Hey - it's a comments box!

Stephen said...

Apropos "vain":,637/

I wonder if "liberal" isn't another one of these words?