If I’m not mistaken, there’s a moment in The Exorcist when the possessed and uglified Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) shouts out “zounds!” And it hit me that no one in this country uses that oath any more. I did a search in alphadictionary.com and they don’t even have it listed. I don’t know how far it stretches back, but I’m guessing close to a century. I’ve been searching around a definitive online dictionary of extinct terminology — nouns, verbs, slang.