10 Words That Originally Meant Something Different


Bullies are nowadays people who like to steal your money and give wedgies. However, bullies used to signify lovers. If you called someone a bully in the 17th century, you would be referring to them with affection.


You would never use the word nice to compliment someone or say positive things about them back in the 12th century. Nice used to signify people who are not that smart and are easy too fool. The in the 13th century, it went on to mean timid, and in the 14th century it transformed into careful.