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ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY andlt;BRandgt; 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 andlt;Iandgt;Forgotten Englishandlt;/Iandgt; comes a collection of fascinating archaic words and phrases, providing an enticing glimpse into the past. With beguiling period illustrations, andlt;Iandgt;The Word Museumandlt;/Iandgt; offers up the marvelous oddities and peculiar enchantments of old and unusual words.

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A witty study of vintage words and expressions of the English language presents nearly two hundred archaic words and phrases, along with definitions, trivia, historical notes, and period illustrations. Original.

Synopsis:

ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY

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.

Synopsis:

ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY

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.

About the Author

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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Gold Gato, November 19, 2012 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684857619
Author:
Kacirk, Jeffrey
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Dictionaries - Synonyms/Antonyms
Subject:
Etymology
Subject:
Obsolete words
Subject:
Dictionaries - General
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
English language -- Obsolete words.
Subject:
Linguistics - Etymology
Subject:
Reference-Spelling and Vocabulary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
87-15
Publication Date:
September 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40-50 line illustrations t/o
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 11.025 oz
Age Level:
General Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Synopsis" by , A witty study of vintage words and expressions of the English language presents nearly two hundred archaic words and phrases, along with definitions, trivia, historical notes, and period illustrations. Original.
"Synopsis" by , ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY

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.

"Synopsis" by ,

ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY

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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