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Submitted by LEO MALKENSON (United States), Jan 12, 2022 at 11:19

Had fun reading your list. I came to America in 1982, so some words I never knew.
However, "parietals" was still being used in the dorms of Milton Academy in the 90s. It may still be in use. So, my 40 year old son knows it.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Actually, parietals is the word that set off this list. I found that no one under 70 knew what the word meant.

I guess there are some exceptions, then.

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