The Word Museum : The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten, Paperback

The Word Museum : The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten Paperback

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, 40-50 line illustrations t-o
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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  • Category: Historical & comparative linguistics
  • ISBN: 9780684857619



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Jeoparty-trot. I finally have the name for the half-run my poor legs undertake when I'm dreaming. For that knowledge alone, I truly enjoyed this book. It's full of English words that seemed to have been prevalent in various British villages since medieval times, until the rapid progress of 20th century Americanisms wiped out such eccentric language.

Ramfeezled...'I am absolutely ramfeezled at work. They're giving me too many accounts to handle.'

Knevel...'His knevel is so manly. I wonder if he brushes and waxes it each day?'

Wrine...'She must be using Botox. That wrine is suddenly gone.'

I had great fun with all of the words, though a great lot of them seem to have originated in Gloucester. And that's my summation of Gloucester.

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