The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities: A Yearbook of Forgotten Words

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A whole year's worth of linguistic curiosities, just waiting to be discovered. Within these pages you might leap back in time, learn about linguistic trivia, follow a curious thread or wonder at the web of connections in the English language. 1 January quaaltagh (n.) the first person you meet on New Year's Day 1 April dorbellist (n.) a fool, a dull-witted dolt 12 May word-grubber (n.) someone who uses obscure or difficult words in everyday conversation 25 September theic (adj.) an excessive drinker of tea 24 December ...

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