15 คำศัพท์ภาษาอังกฤษในอดีตที่ถูกลืม ที่ทุกคนควรรู้ไว้

บทความนี้เราจะไปทำความรู้จักกับคำศัพท์ภาษาอังกฤษทั้งหมด 15 คำ ซึ่งเป็นคำที่เคยใช้ในอดีตและเลิกใช้แล้วในปัจจุบัน จะมีคำว่าอะไรบ้างเราไปดูกันครับ

 

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chork (v.): to make the noise that feet do when one’s shoes are full of water.

Example: “Caught in the rainstorm with no shelter, he was soon chorking his way toward a terrible cold.”

 

duffifie (v.): to lay a bottle on its side for some time so that it may be completely drained of the few drops remaining.

Example: “The relationship started to fall apart when Dennis uprighted a bottle of ketchup that Sarah had been duffifying for days.”

 

egrote (v.): to feign sickness in order to avoid work.

Example: “Among lazy men, egroting is a pursuit of perfection.”

 

feague (v.): to put a live eel up a horse’s bottom; used figuratively to describe encouraging someone or getting their spirits up.

Example: “I’ve heard Ann Romney’s secret to winning dressage is feaguing Rafalca right before the competition.”

 

jehu (n.): a fast or furious driver.

Example: “So I’ve got an idea for a movie. We get a bunch of jehus—well, that’s about it..”

 

pedeconference (n.): to hold a meeting while walking.

Example: “Roughly 40% of the West Wing is footage of people pedeconferencing.”

 

scuddle (v.): to run with an affected haste.

Example: “Desperate to look important and with nothing to do, she scuddled around the office like a pinball.”

 

throttlebottom (n.): a dishonest man who holds public office.

Example: “’That Barack Obama is a downright throttlebottom!’ said the Tea Party supporter who feigned political opinions so he could wear colonial garb.”

 

uhtceare (n.): lying awake before dawn and worrying.

Example: “Knowing that some object he owned had been secretly put in the toilet bowl, Jerry lay awake, plagued by uhtceare.”

 

voyage to the Spice Islands (v.): 18th-century slang for going to the bathroom.

Example: “After eating Thai food, he always had to take a voyage to the Spice Islands. The bathroom could be out of commission for days.”

 

zarf (n.): the cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee cup that keeps you from burning your fingers.

Example: “Forgetting a zarf often leads to a dangerous game of hot potato.”

ข้อมูลจาก: TIME

 

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