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An A to Z of Noah Webster
« 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.
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Re: An A to Z of Noah Webster
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 10:27:47 pm »
Never heard of any of them! 'Fopdoodle' is an interesting one.

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Re: An A to Z of Noah Webster
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 11:11:38 am »
We get upskill these days which is much the same as uptrain I suppose.
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Re: An A to Z of Noah Webster
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: An A to Z of Noah Webster
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 12:42:18 pm »
 :)
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