Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Words in History


Then & Now:  Word Definitions
 
  • backlog
    • then:  the biggest log in the fire during colonial times
    • now:  pile of work that you are behind on
  • rubber
    • then:  boots that slip-on to cover shoes
    • now:  slang for condoms
  • fantastic
    • then:  existing only in one's imagination
    • now:  something really amazing
  • sick
    • then:  not feeling good, ill
    • now:  slang for something astonishing
  • awful
    • then:  something that inspired awe
    • now:  means something bad
 
 


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