For people involved on this sort of thing, I suggest a copy of “Mrs. Byrne’s Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words.” It’s very lengthy out of print, but there are many used copies floating round for buy. I know someone who will really recognize that. Get your escapism repair with serialised fiction and egg-filled stories – thanks to The Wibbly Wobbly Bird and the ‘Tuluminati’.

Who can resist such nicknames as “cacklefarts” for eggs, or “bags of mystery” for sausages (because you never quite know what’s in them)? Even the prudish Victorians knew hankies as “snottingers”, and umbrellas as “bumbershoots”. Employees will have right to ask for distant working from the second they begin… We may even take a leaf out of the guide of Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, which invitations its prospects to take pleasure in a second of tranquillity, gathering their thoughts in its ‘Recombobulation Area.

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And that’s why it’s the focus of our Season 02 (Autumn-Winter 2022). We have shared in the pleasure of linguistics, and that has been one of the positive things this year, I think. ‘I Am’ was written by John Clare in the Northampton General Lunatic Asylum.

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But it is true that all via history, generations always develop their own jargon to express emotions. I got here across an article by Susie Dent, a lexicographer and etymologist referred to as, “From respair to cacklefart — the enjoyment of reclaiming long-lost optimistic phrases.” But one English word absolutely stands above all others from the corners of the dictionary. I point out it all the time, because I’m decided to convey it back.

In latest occasions I’ve made it a mission to focus on a category of English that linguists fondly call “orphaned negatives”. These are the words that inexplicably lost their mojo at some point up to now, becoming a sorry crew of adjectives that includes unkempt, unruly, disgruntled, unwieldy and inept. Yet earlier generations had the potential to be kempt, ruly, wieldy, ept and – most recently thanks to PG Wodehouse – gruntled. Some had been even stuffed with ruth , feck and gorm .

I thought he was not pronouncing “rifle” accurately. I was surprised to have never in my 50 plus years come across “riffle,” and here it’s again on this article. While I love the article, I’m distracted by the universe’s have to mock me. I agree it’s a nice word and can look to make use of it. Moreover, maybe it isn’t all all the way down to our angle.

Or, if you’re feeling a tad impecunious in the meanwhile (and who isn’t in these hard-stretched times?), you will certainly agree that the world would be a greater place if the word ‘pecunious’ might be revived. After all, it used to exist — merely meaning rich. Language changes fast, especially in the internet age.

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