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A Collection of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful Words, Phrases, Praises, Insults, Idioms, and Literary Flourishes from Eras Past
By Lesley M. M. Blume
5 x 8 in; 224 pp; Hardcover
March 2013 ISBN 9781452105307 ISBN10 1452105308
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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.
Lesley M. M. Blume is a journalist, writer, and cultural observer
based in New York City.
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