#NewSeries – #ForgottenWords – #DoYouRemember?

Lately, while reading this or that, I’ve found myself brought up short by the use of one  word or another seldom heard these days. I’ve begun to take note of some that I’ve merely read here or there, and some that I definitely remember from days gone by. It occurred to me that they might make a quick and easy fun series  of posts to share now and then on a slow week, so … here goes the first one!

How many of you remember the word “crinoline?” Is it something you stumbled upon while reading and decided to look up, or is it something you are personally familiar with? Inquiring minds wanna know! (No cheating by looking it up NOW, though. It’ll be more fun to wing it.)

Familiar or not, I’m betting it isn’t something that’s currently a part of your life.


Okay, your turn now!
If you don’t know, feel free to make a guess. 

 

57 thoughts on “#NewSeries – #ForgottenWords – #DoYouRemember?

  1. Marcia, this is a lovely idea for a series of posts and I’ll also keep a look out for unusual or long-forgotten words in the books I read. Crinoline is a type of material or such I think – definitely not a word I would use or have seen in ages!

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  2. Oh yes, I wore crinolines in the 50s and early 60s. They were stiff undergarments that made our dresses and skirts stand out. Mom would starch ours every time she washed them. They took up a lot of room in the closets! If you watch movies from the 50s you will notice that skirts, like poodle skirts, are very full. That is because there is a crinoline underneath. A great word that brings back wonderful memories.

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  3. I know they’re not in use anymore, but I didn’t realize the word had lost meaning to so many. I just used it the other day as an example for something that now escapes me. (But then again, I’m no spring chicken.)

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  4. What a fabulous and fun idea for a series of posts, Marcia.
    I’ve heard the word before but the meaning escapes me. I think I probably came across it in a historical novel. For some reason I think it’s a type of fabric related to a woman’s dress or underskirt??

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    • You’re on the right track, Mae, and I’ll be providing a full answer later today. So glad you like this idea. It just seemed like a quick and easy post to put together, and possibly a lot of fun for all. 😀

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  5. A wonderful idea for posts, Marcia! I came across this word just last week … the character remembered getting her first Crinoline, which I took to refer to only women over a certain age rather than children getting to wear it. Have a wonderful 2023. Hugs 💕🙂

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  6. Nope, I had no idea what crinoline was until I read a few responses. I tried to break down the word without success. Crino? I don’t remember any other words that start like that. Line? It’s a straight mark or a queue. You can also line something like a shelf. And now that I know from your readers-to line articles of clothing!

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    • Good deductions, Nancy. Definitely in the “garment” category, but one I’m very happy went out of style LONG ago. More info to come later today, so stay tuned! 😀

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    • Wow, I never imagined one in color. All the ones I’m familiar with from my 50s and 60s were white. Wish I had some pictures of mine, too! More details coming up later today, so stay tuned! 😀

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    • Glad you like this idea for a fun series now and then. I’m collecting words! And I do hope those those ladies you mention were doing their swanning in private. More on that when I give you the full answer later. 😀

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  7. I love this idea, Marcia. Crinoline is a word I would have never thought of, but now that I hear it (read it), I have an earworm. It is in a line from the Simon and Garfunkle song, “For Emily.” To avoid quoting lyrics, it has to do with clothing.

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  10. I haven’t read the answer but I remember pictures and it’s like a frame of hoops is how I’d describe it.. Most unstable to walk around in I’d think it would wobble somewhat.. Great idea for a series, Marcia.. Now going to check the answer… 🤔X

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    • You’re in the right ballpark, Carol, but hoop skirts are a different critter, which I think you’ll see in the answer. Honestly, they were both unbelievably uncomfortable and I’m so glad they are no longer in style! Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the answer post. 😀 ❤

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