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Belated Realisations part 2: I Can't Believe It Took Me A Second Thread!

Coyote's Own

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It happens frequently

Bugs Bunny sarcastically calling Elmer Fudd "Nimrod" single-handledly changed the meaning from "Legendary Great Hunter" to "Moron / Idiot"
There', of course,e Apocalypse, meaning revelation, as in Revelation of St. John.
But I guess this one as old as feudalism.
 

Rolzup

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"Sirrah" is another one that's lost it's original meaning. It seems to be used as a generic medieval address now, rather than an explicit way of addressing an inferior.
 

moondog548

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There', of course,e Apocalypse, meaning revelation, as in Revelation of St. John.
But I guess this one as old as feudalism.
On a similar note...

A couple words used often with no concept of the pretty heavy historical connotation behind them.

"Pandemonium" and (much more-so, given the real world context) "Bedlam".
 

DarkStarling

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On a similar note...

A couple words used often with no concept of the pretty heavy historical connotation behind them.

"Pandemonium" and (much more-so, given the real world context) "Bedlam".
I thought pandemonium literally meant ‘all hell has broken loose’
 

moondog548

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I thought pandemonium literally meant ‘all hell has broken loose’
Kinda! It was the fortress/palace built by Satan and the other fallen angels in the center of Hell in Milton's Paradise Lost.

So people really aren't using it wrong when they mean, "man, this situation is chaotic!" But they also don't usually mean the literal geographic source of all that is willfully evil in creation. 😜
 

Ysidro

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And a deliberate antonym for "pantheon", probably in its meaning of "a temple of all the gods".
I literally realized the other day that "pantheon" meant something along the lines of "all" and "gods" and head promptly met desk.
 
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