WordsWords. Have you noticed how some words have fallen into disuse? I have wondered why this happens...
Is it that the idea the word encapsulates no longer exists? Or the object is now obsolete. I am more focused on words that express intangibles such as honour and integrity, I'm sure many more such words are no longer in popular use.
Why is that I ask myself.
I humbly conjecture, words such as honour and integrity impress upon us the ideas of being selfless, honest, humble and free of excessive self interest. Is it that we consider these words to be counter productive to our image or that we find such ideas not suitable abhorrent almost! Suitable such as in, we dare not cloak ourselves in the propositions these words express for we will be found wanting.
Have you such words? Why do you think they no longer appeal to our sensibilities?