Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
-- Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5
Visiting with a group of young people, an old car drove by and I commented "Look at that old hoopy". The sudden of burst of laughter from these kids shocked me. "Hoopy?" they exclaimed, "What's a hoopy?"
What antiquated expressions do you use that are greeted by blank stares?