Previously, I have written about my interest in words and how the dictionary adds new ones over time. If you like to write, perhaps you are a fan of old words, how they came about, and what they meant. Personally, in this day of woke-isms, preferred pronouns, etc., I find it refreshing to escape into the past and explore the antiquated collection of words that were once common in the English language.
- blutterbunged: surprised, confounded
- flonker: something that is extremely large
- grammar-folk: educated people
- grimbribber: a lawyer, legal jargon
- miscomfrumple: to crease or rumple, as in rumpling another’s dress by sitting too close
- mundivagant: someone wandering through the world
- pig-puzzle: a gate designed to swing both ways to meet a post
- quanked: overly fatigued
- scuggery: hidden, a state of concealment
- slister: to be lazy, to while away time
- transcribbler: someone who transcribes carelessly
- wordify: to put into words
You’ll find a ton of old and interesting words in The Word Museum by Jeffrey Kacirk. But start reading early or you’ll probably be late for your evening bouffage (satisfying meal).