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.
(via bibliophilebetty)Reblogged from maxistentialist October 3rd, 2011 26 notes #semantic variation #endangered words