Obsolete words: A few faves

I've been thinking about obsolete words lately -- those little nuggets of communication that no longer get used because life has changed.

Back in January I asked my Facebook and Twitter (@jjpool) followers to name their favorite obsolete words and got some wonderful responses:

  • Humbug
  • Kerfuffle
  • Pantaloons
  • Fiddlesticks
  • Fisticuffs
  • Stamp
  • Balderdash

'Humbug' came and went on my favorites list pretty quickly. Lately I've been groovin' on 'gobsmacked.' How about you? What obsolete word strikes your fancy today?