Forgotten History: 7 Old Fashioned Compliments to Court With Style

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly -- they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” 
~ Aldous Huxley

Just a week ago I made a little entry about my favorite 7 old fashioned insults to curse with style, I had splendid sums of amusement researching and writing this text - so much that I overlooked the fact that the true skill of the past was, more than the insult, coquetry and flirtation - the art of, however false or not, compliment others. I wondered, wouldn't it be interesting to choose my favorite seven words of flattery?

Darb

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An exceptionally generous and unselfish person; kindhearted and compassionate in remarkable ways. 

 

Bearcat

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A woman with vast amounts of passion, furor and temperament.

 

Gorger

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Gentleman;  a gallant, stylish cavalier with a rather grand talent in the areas of chivalry.

 

Hoyden

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A young, wild lady with strong opinions and flair to speak. 

 

Minikin

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A tender and elegant way to address a person who is charmingly cute and adorable.

 

Oyster

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A word reserved for that one rare and dazzling, nearly divine person you admire and love. A matchless human with marvelous attributes.

 

Sheba

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A very distinct bewitching woman; a seductress who's allure, lure and luscious appeal can break the sturdiest of hearts. 

 

“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” 
~ Rudyard Kipling

Ava