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Jeffrey Kacirk - Forgotten English - 9780688166366 - KSS0007462
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Forgotten English

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Description for Forgotten English Paperback. A humorous guide to antiquated words, with history, literary excerpts and drawings. The author includes excerpts from Shakespeare, John Donne, Ben Jonson et al. A social history of centuries past seen through the lens of language. Num Pages: 256 pages, illustrations. BIC Classification: 2AB; CFF; GBC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 142 x 211 x 30. Weight in Grams: 218. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear
Have you ever sent a message via scandaroon, needed a nimgimmer, or fallen victim to bowelhive? Never heard of these terms? That's because they are a thing of the past. These words are alive and well, however, in Forgotten English, a charming collection of hundreds of archaic words, their definitions, and old-fashioned line drawings. For readers of Bill Bryson, Henry Beard, and Richard Lederer, Forgotten English is an eye-opening trip down a delightful etymological path. Readers learn that an ale connor sat in a puddle of ale to judge its quality, that a beemaster informed bees of any important household ... Read more

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About Jeffrey Kacirk
Jeffrey Kacirk is a research aficionado with a special love for antique dictionaries. He lives in Marin County, California.

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