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    #1

    “out of date"

    Hi,

    To describe someone who cannot keep up with the pace of the trend. Which of following are acceptable English?

    "He is out of date"
    "He is out"
    "He is old-fashioned"

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    #2

    Re: “out of date"

    The first and third work.

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    Re: “out of date"

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    The first and third work.
    Thank you Mike! I also heard the word "tacky". Can I say
    "Someone is tacky?"

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    #4

    Re: “out of date"

    Yes, but that does not really have the meaning of out of date.

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    #5

    Re: “out of date"

    So what does it mean then? (I can't find its meaning when it's used to describe people). Is it similar to "being rural"?

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    Re: “out of date"

    Mostly that would refer to lacking taste or style. People can wear "out-of-date" clothes and be very stylish. Other people can wear modern clothes and be tacky.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 24-Mar-2014 at 03:23. Reason: typo

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    Re: “out of date"

    not a teacher

    I agree with Mike, except that I would go a little further regarding "tacky". It often means that someone's style or taste is distinctly vulgar, garish or cheap (according to the person making the judgement).

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    #8

    Re: “out of date"

    Also, tacky can be used for behaviour regarded as cheap, vulgar, etc.

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