For the worship of words

Now I’ve never come across this before so it must be totally obscure but it fits me as I frequently say that I love words!

Have you got any obsolete words that you like or describe yourself?

Best wishes


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9 thoughts on “For the worship of words”

  1. That’s a great word.
    I’ve always enjoyed using obscure words with my children rather than calling them naughty or awkward: the obscure ones tend not to get internalised so much (as they never hear them from anyone else) and they’re also fun to use, which takes any irritation out of the insult. So some favourites are obstreperous, incorrigible and reprobate.

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    1. Some of my parents favourite words!
      I thought obstropolous was a made up word until I saw it in a Victoria hislop novel. Incorrigible and reprobate are very English words. I once called someone a reprobate and it didn’t go down well with my dad.

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  2. I have no idea on spelling (or even if they are actually Irish or she just used made up words).
    Heems: you made a right heems of that (a bloody mess)
    Wee bism – something like naughty child
    She’d also use phrases like ‘hot press’ for ‘airing cupboard’ (press is archaic English anyway).

    I don’t remember many of them now – she didn’t use them so much as we got older (she moved over here when she was pregnant with me so I guess most of them just disappeared through English socialisation)

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