Delightful Words

I call myself a word hoarder, so when I ran across the post on the BBC on 26 Words We Don’t Want to Lose I was intrigued.

I needed the word for “shadow cast by a tree” (did it really come from Old English?), mogshade, just a few days ago.

Finding out there was a word for “a hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbour coming and the time she knocks on the door” from Maine Lingo made me laugh. The word is scurryfunge.

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