Forgotten Slang Phrases From The Past

Did you know that "to take the egg" was once a popular term for winning? That's just one of the many phrases that have faded into obscurity as time has passed. For example, when was the last time you called someone a sauce box? Around 1580, you might have used the phrase to refer to a person who is impudent and talks above others. If a sauce box is making you feel inferior, you might as well just pang-wangle. That's a verb that saw its peak popularity circa 1908, and it means to go along cheerfully despite minor misfortunes. You might even eat a bag o' mystery while doing it! But don't worry, that's just an old word for hot dog. We've collected some awesome videos on this topic. Watch them now to learn more.

83 Old Slang Phrases We Should Bring Back

You'll take the egg with these old fashioned terms.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Sausages used to be referred to as "Bags O' Mystery" 01:17

  2. To "Hump the Swag" means to carry your luggage on your back. 04:19

  3. Cheating on your significant other was referred to as "Carrying Tackle," "Being on a Left-Handed Honeymoon," and "Groping for Trout in a Peculiar River" 05:43

Written by Curiosity Staff March 12, 2015

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