The Word Museum
The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten
By (author) Jeffrey Kacirk
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Word Museum by Jeffrey Kacirk
Book DescriptionAs 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. The WORD MUSEUM is a collection of fascinating archaic words and phrases, providing an enticing glimpse nto the past. With its beguiling period illustrations, THE WORD MUSEUM ranges from engaging titbits of everyday life to the extraordinary. This fascinating new book differs from a dictionary in that most of its entries are unfamiliar, and even the familiar looking ones are rich with unexpected twists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684857619
(214mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jeffrey Kacirk
Informal English, Paperback (June 2005)
"I'll be chawswizzled!" Here's a captivating treasure trove of America's colourful colloquialisms, past and present.
Forgotten English, Paperback (February 1999)» View all books by Jeffrey Kacirk
A humorous guide to antiquated words, with history, literary excerpts and drawings. The author includes excerpts from Shakespeare, John Donne, Ben Jonson et al. A social history of centuries past seen through the lens of language.
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Kacirk
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.
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