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13 Wonderful Old English Words We Should Still Be Using Today

4 MAR 2014

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As the years pass, language evolves.

Since the days of Chaucer and Shakespeare, we can all agree English has become less flowery.

Some fantastic vocabulary just dropped out of everyday conversation.

Author Mark Forsyth writes about the words we’ve lost. From his book “Horologicon” to his Tumblr and published articles, we compiled a list of the best words that need reviving.

1. Ultracrepidarian (n):”Somebody who gives opinions on subjects they know nothing about.”

Example: Too many ultracrepidarians discuss the conflict in Syria.

2. Snollygoster (n): “A shrewed, unprincipled person, especially a politician.”

Example: Many consider Chris Christie a snollygoster after the Bridgegate scandal.

3. Zwodder (n): “A drowsy and stupid state of body or mind.”

Example: Without my morning coffee, I remain in a zwodder all day.

4. Philogrobolized (adj): “Conveys a hangover without ever having to admit you’ve been drinking.”

Example: Pedialyte freezer pops can save even the most philogrobized partier.

5. Grufeling (v): “To lie close wrapped up and in a comfortable-looking manner; used in ridicule.”

Example: Avoid grufeling in the face of a challenge.

Read full article and find out the other words: Business Insider