Test your knowledge: Obsolete words
Isn’t it amazing how quickly our language changes? Today, we regularly use words that simply wouldn’t have been understood fifty years ago.
Even some words we might think of as relatively ‘modern’ are outdated. Do today’s children understand words and phrases like ‘cassette player ‘, ‘floppy disk’, ‘Netscape’, ‘typewriter’ or even ‘CD’?
Kids and teenagers laugh at our outmoded slang, just the same way we thought our parents’ language was outdated. Look at the wartime poster on the right- that only just makes sense to me. How many teengers today would understand the message?
So here are just a few words that you might (or might not) recognize. Test your own knowledge with the quiz below.
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