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Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition

Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition

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

By Lesley M. M. Blume


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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.

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Size: 5 x 8 in;
Pages: 224 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: March 2013
ISBN: 9781452105307
ISBN10: 1452105308
Lesley M. M. Blume is a journalist, writer, and cultural observer based in New York City.

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