The Little Book of Lost Words
Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth ResurrectingBook - 2019
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!
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LPL_ReadersServices Jan 11, 2020
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.