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    Posted on Apr 4, 2013

    27 Words That Used To Mean Something Totally Different

    This will only appeal to pedants. And when I say pedants, I mean people who are well educated and knowledgable, of course.

    1. Angel

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: A benevolent spirit that acts on behalf of a higher being.

    2. Artificial

    Via bcs.bedfordstmartins.com

    Current meaning: Contrived or false.

    3. Awful

    Via en.wikipedia.org

    Current meaning: Very unpleasant.

    4. Brave

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: Courageous.

    5. Bully

    Via blog.oxforddictionaries.com

    Current meaning: Someone who mocks or harms those who are weaker.

    6. Doom

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: Fated death or destruction.

    7. Egregious

    Via en.wikipedia.org

    Current meaning: Outstandingly bad.

    8. Evil

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: Malevolent and immoral.

    9. Facetious

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: Flippant.

    10. Garble

    dailykos.com

    Current meaning: Distort upon reproduction.

    11. Guy

    Via en.wikipedia.org

    Current meaning: A normal man.

    12. Hilarity

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: Extreme amusement.

    13. Last

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: Final. Coming after all others.

    14. Manufacture

    Via writinghood.com

    Current meaning: To produce on a large scale using machinery.

    15. Nervous

    Via blog.oxforddictionaries.com

    Current meaning: Anxious and easy to alarm.

    16. Nice

    Via bcs.bedfordstmartins.com

    Current meaning: Pleasant and agreeable.

    17. Nuisance

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: A minor inconvenience.

    18. Passenger

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: A traveler on a vehicle who is not the driver or crew.

    19. Pedant

    Via blog.oxforddictionaries.com

    Current meaning: Someone who is overly concerned with details.

    20. Pretty

    Via bcs.bedfordstmartins.com

    Current meaning: Unthreatening and attractive.

    21. Protest

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: A statement of disapproval.

    22. Radical

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: A thorough change to the nature of something.

    23. Sad

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: Subdued or sorrowful.

    24. Sophisticated

    Via bcs.bedfordstmartins.com

    Current meaning: Highly developed or complex.

    25. Stupid

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: Lacking intelligence.

    26. Success

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: An accomplishment.

    27. Villain

    Via dailykos.com

    Current meaning: A wicked or guilty person.

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