The Best of Forgotten English: Vanishing Vocabulary and Folklore

The Best of Forgotten English: Vanishing Vocabulary and Folklore

Jeff Kacirk Paperback, 304 pages; 2016
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"Thumb-bucka" - A thick slice of bread on which butter is spread with the thumb. - Sidney Addy's Glossary of Words used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield, 1888

The English language is constantly growing and changing - new words are added while others are lost seemingly every day. Terms and phrases that were used only in small regional areas become national or even - especially in the modern days of the Internet - global. Jeff Kacirk guides us through a history of lost language, giving us definitions of forgotten words along with tidbits about abandoned holidays, ancient medical advice, and archaic hoaxes. And don't forget to check out our 2017 Forgotten English Calendar, too! A must-have for any professed language-lover! (SM)

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