The Little Book of Lost Words

The Little Book of Lost Words

Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting

Book - 2019
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The founder of History Hustle presents a handy guide for expressing yourself with history's best words.

This collection features scores of unique words from history that deal with surprisingly modern issues like sleeping in and procrastination--proving that some things never change! The Little Book of Lost Words presents each term that's ready to be brought back into modern-day use, complete with definition, hilarious sample sentence, and cheeky historical art. You'll learn new words for the cozy room where you like to Netflix and chill ( snuggery ), for a dishonest politician ( snollygoster ), and for a young person who sleeps through the day and doesn't work ( dewdropper ). If you like Lost in Translation , Shakespeare Insult Generator , Drunk History , and Roald Dahl--and you delight in the way words like blatteroon and flapdoodle roll off the tongue--then you're the word lover this book was written for. Want to know what a fizgig or groke is? Read this book!
Publisher: California ; New York : Ten Speed Press, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780399582677
Branch Call Number: 428.1 GILLARD
Characteristics: 185 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm


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Moira Rose has a penchant for being verbose and a wealth of knowledge regarding archaic words. Despite this talent, The Little Book of Lost Words would be an excellent resource for her staying as sharp as the tack she is.

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