We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to recall words from their childhood that people just don’t seem to use anymore. The responses ranged from 80s slang to regional patois to words we really wish we could resurrect. Here are a few of our favorites.
: a thin plastic disk coated with magnetic material on which data for a computer can be stored
About the Word:
The first known use of the word floppy disk was in 1972, and while the last known use isn't marked it's certainly a term, and tool, that has fallen out of use. We're pretty sure our kids have no idea what a floppy disk is (and, er, equally sure we have a stash of them somewhere with "important things to save" on them).
Ironically, the icon that often means "save" on software and apps today is in fact an image of a floppy disk.