Do people still use the word "posthaste" any more?

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  1. BlissfulWriter profile image71
    BlissfulWriterposted 7 years ago

    Do people still use the word "posthaste" any more?

    I've heard the use of the word decades ago.   Is the word still being used?  I don't want to embarrass myself (and show my age) by using a word that is no longer being used anymore.

  2. Robephiles profile image88
    Robephilesposted 7 years ago

    I use it it but then again I enjoy using anachronistic words and idioms.

  3. Frank Atanacio profile image81
    Frank Atanacioposted 7 years ago

    I hated when folks used it almost as I hate when people say Having said that.. drives me crazy...  Good question my friend

  4. profile image48
    AliciaLouiseposted 7 years ago

    I too enjoy using words like "posthaste".  However, I have to admit my enjoyment is in no small part due to how much I annoy my family with this sort of verbiage!

  5. Rob Winters profile image81
    Rob Wintersposted 7 years ago

    It's not something i hear everyday but it's definately still in relatively common usage.

  6. Naomi's Banner profile image75
    Naomi's Bannerposted 7 years ago

    I have read this word but have not ever heard this word used in education, conversation or otherwise.  I am thinking this word is rather dated but could be used if the written work is appropriate for aged content.

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    I'm thinking the same as Naomi. There may be regional differences. I doubt that you would hear or even see it written in the US. I don't think I have ever heard or used  it in conversation.

  8. The Ghostwriter profile image70
    The Ghostwriterposted 7 years ago

    I only use it in a sort of mimic "fear not, I shall execute this posthaste".

    It's a bit of a strange word really, does it mean 'after speed'?

  9. truthfornow profile image82
    truthfornowposted 7 years ago

    I have never heard this word used in "real" life.  But, it might just be that the circle of people I am around don't use it.


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