The Word Museum

The Word Museum

The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten

By Jeffrey Kacirk

Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780684857619, 240pp.

Publication Date: September 7, 2000

Description
ENTER A GALLERY OF WIT AND WHIMSY
As the largest and most dynamic collection of words ever assembled, the English language continues to expand. But as hundreds of new words are added annually, older ones are sacrificed. Now from the author of "Forgotten English" comes a collection of fascinating archaic words and phrases, providing an enticing glimpse into the past. With beguiling period illustrations, "The Word Museum" offers up the marvelous oddities and peculiar enchantments of old and unusual words.


About the Author
Jeffrey Kacirk is the author of "Forgotten English, The Word Museum, " and "Altered English, " as well as a daily calendar based on "Forgotten English." He can be found on the web at www.forgottenenglish.com and lives in Marin County, California.


Praise For The Word Museum

Richard Lederer
author of Crazy English

Through the wabe of The Word Museum gyre and gimble some of the most abracadabrant creations of our word-bethumped English language. You'll be a more verbivorous human being after you take this tour.


Barbara Wallraff
author of Word Court

What fun The Word Museum is. It is a bouffage -- an absolute yeepsen -- for word-peckers, and that's no scaum.


Justin Kaplan and Anne Bernays
authors of The Language of Names

It's an absolutely delicious book, a ten-course banquet for anyone with an appetite for words, dictionary games, and just plain fun.