obsolete childhood’s wonderful words

I arbitrarily decided to bring back words that fell out of use within the English language ages ago. These are words that at one time or another I was forced into using in a thesis of one sort or another….it was a vain attempt to look far smarter than the professor that I barely tolerated.

The idiot professor was onto me though and carried around an ancient tome…Webster’s Dictionary, 1st addition. He was thus able to quickly investigate any odd word that was thrown into my thesis in an attempt to distract.

I really did need to distract him as I hadn’t a clue what I was writing about…so it had to sound as if it was unquestionable.

So without further ado….Suze’s list of archaic vocabulary words! (If you want to know what they mean, go look em up….and good luck!)

  • Perrissology
  • Quagswagging (a personal favorite!)
  • Scriptitation
  • Widdendream (Yes, I have been known to experience these)
  • Illecebrious
  • Freck
  • Groak
  • Crapulous
  • Twattle
  • Curglaff

 

and my very favorite word of all………………..

  • Callipygean!

 

10 thoughts on “obsolete childhood’s wonderful words

  1. I’ve done some quagswagging in my life. I have used “twaddle” in my writing but never have seen twattle. Immediately thinking it could somehow describe our Twat-inChief twitter freak, I had to look it up. Eureka, tRump does indeed twattle.

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    1. yes he does…I, myself adore the last word on the list…as it describes the perfect derriere (yes, mine is)……rofl

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  2. Interesting. I love words and these are new to me. They are not in my dictionary…when I have time I will have to “google” them.

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    1. have fun finding them. they all went out of usage in english back in the late 1600’s to early 1800’s. i LOVE odd words!

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  3. No words…. ( This is weird, said my comment was too short!)

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    1. no words? my words? they’re gone? or you have no words to describe just how wondrous my wordy post was? lol

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  4. What a curglaff your post gave me! Never come across a single one of these wonderful words before.

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  5. Curglaff 🙂
    I love this feeling

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    1. oh Seif! that was hilarious!

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  6. Amazing repartée without further ado. I had to look up all of them. I use a lot of words but egads! Thanks for the mental exercise.

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