The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten

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Touchstone, Sep 7, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 234 pages
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As the largest and most dynamic collection of words ever assembled, the English language continues to expand. But as hundreds of new words are added annually, older ones are sacrificed. Now from the author of Forgotten English comes a collection of fascinating archaic words and phrases, providing an enticing glimpse into the past. With beguiling period illustrations, The Word Museum offers up the marvelous oddities and peculiar enchantments of old and unusual words.

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User Review  - Gold_Gato - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Maria Catherino - Goodreads

I wish the author would have gone more into depth about what these words (and their exclusion from the present day vernacular) say about society. He begins on these lines in the introduction before abandoning this line of thought entirely and simply piecing together a small dictionary. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
28
Section 2
51
Section 3
58
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

About the author (2000)

Jeffrey Kacirk is the author of Forgotten English and is a research aficionado with a special love for odd antiquities. He lives in Marin County, California.

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