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Words Like "Sozzled" And "Boogie" Expected To Die Out

Over a third of young people claim to be confused by the word wally.

Getting sozzled and going for a boogie would mean nothing to today's young people, according to a new survey.

They are among the words that could die out in the next ten years.

The study of 18 to 30 year olds found that 40% don't know what sozzled, a euphemism for being drunk, means.

While 37 percent claim to be confused by the word wally.

Language professor at WIT, and Athy's Chris Mulhall, says words come in and out of fashion:

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