Bring Back These Words!

20 Obsolete English Words That Should Make a Comeback

by Heather Carreiro

http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/20-obsolete-english-words-that-should-make-a-comeback/?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly&utm_campaign=a2f93d8dfc-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0bb2959cbb-a2f93d8dfc-304485877

Okay, I’d never seen any of these, and actually did find them potentially useful when I read her explanations. However, I wouldn’t advise an author to include them in a story — readers would be quite annoyed when they don’t understand and then can’t even find them in most dictionaries. And of course, Spellchecker keeps flagging them. Here are the first few:

Jargogle

Deliciate

Corrade

Kench

Ludibrious

Sanguinolency (addiction to bloodshed!)

Jollux

Malagrugrous

Brabble

My favorite from the list is Perissology, a noun that would be of great use to editors, as it means “use of more words than necessary; redundancy of expression”. Yep, I could use this a lot when providing editing comments to authors.

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