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Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition

Author: Lesley M. M. Blume

A Collection of Forgotten-yet Delightful Words, Phrases, Praises, Insults, Idioms and Literary Florishes from Eras Past

ISBN: 9781452105307

Format: Hardback
Specs: 224pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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$39.99

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Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition is a collection, organised by topic, of forgotten but wonderful words, phrases, names, insults and idioms including fascinating and funny anecdotes, etymologies and occasions for use.

Too often, when struggling to find just the right turn of phrase, exclamation of joy, or witty barb, it's easy to forget that history is positively brimming with rich words deserving of rejuvenation. Lesley M. M. Blume gathers forgotten words, phrases, names, insults, and idioms, plus fascinating and funny anecdotes, etymologies, and occasions for use. Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition takes readers on a philological journey through words from the not-too-distant past. From all-overish to zounds, the vintage vernacular collected here will make any reader the cat's meow among friends, relations, and acquaintances.

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