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Title: An A to Z of Noah Webster
Post by: Bertha on October 17, 2014, 12:40:58 pm
October 16 is World Dictionary Day in honor of Noah Webster's birthday!   Here is an interesting little article listing twenty-six words that we seldom, if ever, see now: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-anthony-jones/forgotten-words_b_5985494.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-anthony-jones/forgotten-words_b_5985494.html).
Title: Re: An A to Z of Noah Webster
Post by: Darryl on October 17, 2014, 10:27:47 pm
Never heard of any of them! 'Fopdoodle' is an interesting one.
Title: Re: An A to Z of Noah Webster
Post by: admin on October 18, 2014, 11:11:38 am
We get upskill these days which is much the same as uptrain I suppose.
Title: Re: An A to Z of Noah Webster
Post by: davel on October 20, 2014, 11:45:53 am
I have seen or heard "hugger-mugger" used to describe a thief who steals from his or her victim by embracing them.
Title: Re: An A to Z of Noah Webster
Post by: admin on October 20, 2014, 12:42:18 pm
 :)