I love words….I love the way they sound…and the sometimes obscure meanings!
During my time at university, I briefly studied phonetics as part of one of my degrees….and in hindsight, I would have loved to have done linguistics as well.
So when I came across this list on the website, Buzzfeed, I was fascinated!
Here were 27 words I had never heard of before…they have all disappeared from the English language over the years.
So for My Friday Five this week, I choose five from this list that I think definitely should be returned to our vocabularies…pronto!
This word silently watching someone who is eating….hoping for an invite! It’s origin is unknown!
I have two furkids that groak whenever I am eating…in fact, groaking is a common occurrence in our house!
Twattle means to gossip, and it’s orgin is from way back in the 1600s!
And I definitely know a few people who love nothing better then a bit of twattle…in fact, twattle is somewhat of a pastime for many…actually, to be honest, I don’t mind a bit of twattle myself….in small doses of course!
This word actually fills a gap in my vocabulary….it means the shock you get when jumping into freezing water….in other words, one word that covers a whole sentence!
Its origin is from the 1800s…and curglaff is something I avoid doing at all costs, even in the middle of a hot summer!
Now this word is definitely useful for modern times….it means to argue loudly about something inconsequential, and it’s origin is in the 1530s!
I am sure we can all think of someone who loves to brabble….
This word means heavy rain and was used in the early 1900s….I fear the weather report for Sunday indicates a fair bit of lumming on the way!
So what do you think? Could you use any of these words in your day to day vocabulary?