As regular readers will be aware we went out to eat on Christmas Day with neighbours and friends Charlotte and Cyril. So the goose we were planning to be having yesterday is now resting in the kitchen as today becomes our second Christmas celebration meal.
With that in mind, today's archaic word is particularly appropriate and applies equally to meals yesterday and today.
Today's new word is a wonderful example of generational evolution of words.
They tend to focus around superlatives (think, great, ace, wicked, phat) whether positive or negative.
Today's example is cited as the revenge of Generation Z at the perceived poor taste of the millennial generation, but similar words to describe poor taste have been added regularly over recent years.
The example below shows the synonyms for tasteless mistakes as seen by the OED for each of the post war generations. Cheugy, is just the most recent in that list of evolving meanings.
The Baby Boomers
Children of the war Generation
1965 - 1980
1996 - 2012
The woke Generation
Shortish and sweetish at the moment as I'm surprised to find myself surprised at the anticlimactical nature of Christmas. Week after week of build up then blink and it's over. - Still only 364 sleeps. I should know better.