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Dead words that deserve reviving

Here’s Death and Taxes’s collection of 18 obsolete words that would be handy (or at least funny) to use today, compiled by Carmel Lobello from a book called The Word Museum and a blog called Obsolete Word of the Day. Some of my favorites:

Pussyvan: A flurry, temper

Lunting: Walking while smoking a pipe

Spermologer: A picker-up of trivia, of current news, a gossip monger, what we would today call a columnist

Englishable: That which may be rendered into English

Groak: To silently watch someone while they are eating, hoping to be invited to join them

(Source: deathandtaxesmag.com)

Tags: forgotten words Surely the world would be a better place if all instances of the word blogger were replaced by the word spermologer
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