Title: Forgotten English 2010 Calendar by Jeffrey ...
Publisher: Pomegranate (Cal)
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: Used: Very Good
Good condition, clean text and covers, standard very good condition, clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 100231518
Synopsis: Have you ever sent a message via scandaroon, needed a nimgimmer, or fallen victim to bowelhive? Never heard of these terms? That's because they are a thing of the past. These words are alive and well, however, in Forgotten English, a charming collection of hundreds of archaic words, their definitions, and old-fashioned line drawings.
For readers of Bill Bryson, Henry Beard, and Richard Lederer, Forgotten English is an eye-opening trip down a delightful etymological path. Readers learn that an ale connor sat in a puddle of ale to judge its quality, that a beemaster informed bees of any important household events, and that our ancestors had a saint for hangover sufferers, St. Bibiana, a fact pertinent to the word bibulous. Each selection is accompanied by literary excerpts demonstrating the word's usage, from sources such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Chaucer, and Benjamin Franklin. Entertaining as well as educational, Forgotten English is a fascinating addition to word lovers' books.
Product Description: A 366-Day Calendar of Vanishing Vocabulary and Folklore for 2012
This unique and entertaining calendar, compiled by language sleuth Jeffrey Kacirk, not only uncovers and explains long-lost English words and phrases but also sheds light on bygone holidays, traditions, superstitions, points of etiquette, historical curiosities, legal and medical oddities, and fascinating characters drawn from rare books and other unusual sources. With 314 absorbing, often hilarious entries (Saturdays and Sundays share a page) and vintage prints throughout, Forgotten English will keep you intrigued throughout 2012. Also includes yearly grids for 2012 and 2013 and pages for notes.
Printed with soy-based inks. 366-day padded tear-off calendar with plastic base. Size: 6.25 x 5.25 in. (box 7 x 6 in.).
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