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

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A fun book collecting a variety of oddball archaic words and terms (though some, such as "resurrectionist" for grave robber I wouldn't have thought that obscure). However I was annoyed that individual ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Fraser Sherman - Goodreads

A fun book collecting a variety of oddball archaic words and terms (though some, such as "resurrectionist" for grave robber I wouldn't have thought that obscure). However I was annoyed that individual ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
28
Section 2
51
Section 3
58
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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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