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Robert Fulford on endangered words:

“Forsooth” is a spectacular case of an abandoned word. It now lives in the shadows, reduced from a common term meaning “truly” to an archaic fragment for jocular use only. It will remain in good dictionaries for centuries, if only because it’s part of…

I’ve always liked saying this word.

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Reblogged from maxistentialist October 3rd, 2011 26 notes #semantic variation #endangered words
  1. bakethatlinguist reblogged this from bibliophilebetty and added:
    I’ve always liked saying this word.
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    I like verily and henceforth, heretofore and hence. More people should use hence
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    El rescate de la palabra hoy requiere una nueva conciencia de tipo ecológica.
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    Robert Fulford on endangered
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  13. theconglomeration said: I forget the site, but there is actually already someone out there assigning endangered/extinct words to people that want to adopt them for everyday use.
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