Found: 30 Lost English Words That May Deserve a Comeback

A treat for all you snout-fair wordsmiths.

A team of linguists at the University of York has excavated 30 “lost” words from the English language. These words, they say, have fallen out of use but could be plenty useful again in the world of today. They found them by looking through old books and dictionaries, the BBC reports.

According to the York Press, the words include:

So perhaps you are feeling like a slug-a-bed this morning. Now you can complain about paying ear-rent to your dowsabel, who, to be honest, has a tendency to peacockize.

This project was sponsored by an insurance company that is now running some sort of contest where people can vote on which of these words should be re-embraced by English speakers. Wasteheart! Does that make you feel betrumped or coney-catched, like a sillytonian? Does it bring a bit of merry-go-sorry to your day? Well, don’t be a momist, or let this teen you. Words don’t belong to anyone. Check out the full list, then get rouzy-bouzy and try a few more.