Every year new words are added to the dictionary to reflect the evolution of the English language. New words are added when many people use it in conversation, which eventually spreads and becomes noticed by dictionary editors or lexicographers from dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster or the Oxford English Dictionary.
But if you’re reading one of L.M. Montgomery’s books you’ve probably noticed several English words constantly popping up, but rarely heard today in everyday conversation. Here is a list words that were more commonly spoken in the 1900s. The next time you’re having a coffee or tea with friends, learn to talk like a person from the 21st century and take everyone by surprise!