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Words, Words, Words!

Posted on the 19 April 2013 by Crisia Miroiu @Cinnamon_mind

I have stumbled upon some vintage English words. Although most of them are quite lovely, for some reasons they run out of style. Here is ‘s selection for the Death and Taxes Mag.

I have three favs:

  • Wonder-wench: A sweetheart — “The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten” by Jeffrey Kacirk
  • Soda-squirt: One who works at a soda fountain in New Mexico — Elsie Warnock’s “Dialect Speech in California and New Mexico”, 1919
  • Jirble: To pour out (a liquid) with an unsteady hand: as, he jirbles out a dram — www.Wordnik.com

But you can find many more in the “The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten” by Jeffrey Kacirk, or the Obsolete Word of The Day blog (not updated lately though)

As Chanel deux-pièces, there are words who would never get old fashioned. For instance, ‘campus’ and ‘trivia’. Did you know that Julius Caesar used them, too? If you want to check what other words you might have in common with him, go here. But unless you are into Roman fashion or Roman Empire strategy games, there are not many other affinities left between you two :)


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