The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten

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Touchstone, Sep 7, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 240 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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THE WORD MUSEUM. (2000). Jeffrey Kacirk. ****. I'm a push-over for books about words – language in general – and this one offers lots of queer words that have somehow disappeared from our English ... Read full review

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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, The Word Museum, and Altered English, as well as a daily calendar based on Forgotten English. He can be found on the web at www.forgottenenglish.com and lives in Marin County, California.

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