Five More Unfortunately Obsolete Words

    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.




    The first batch of five obsolete terms no longer in use (but really should be) was an immensely popular draw, so we figured, why not find five more? Here they are:1.
    The first batch of five obsolete terms no longer in use (but really should be) was an immensely popular draw, so we figured, why not find five more? Here they are:

    1. Eugeria: Normal and happy old age. This is a beautiful alternative to the whole anti-aging sentiment found in western cultures today.

    2. Euneirophrenia: Peace of mind after a pleasant dream. We always speak of the horror or fear we feel after waking up from a nightmare, but never of this, unfortunately.

    3. Fellowfeel: To crawl into the skin of another person so as to share his or her feelings. Today we have the word empathy, but fellowfeel suggested greater intensity of experience.

    4. Hebephrenic: A condition where one acts in a silly and immature way much like an adolescent. Let's face it, we all know hebephrenic behavior is most often manifested by non-adolescents.

    5. Libberwort: Food or drink that has no nutritional value and may actually be detrimental to one's health. In essence, junk food. Libberwort sounds far more expressive than junk food, doesn't it?