English is one of the most variegated languages in the world, borrowing words from and influencing vocabulary in many other languages, something that is a prime example of the splendor of the language...
New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
eReflect celebrates older words that are no longer in use in its latest blog post at the Ultimate Vocabulary™ website. English is one of the most variegated languages in the world, borrowing words from and influencing vocabulary in many other languages, something that is a prime example of the splendor of the language, eReflect noted. While most people focus on new words entering common parlance, including words such as selfie, digital detox, jorts and squee, eReflect chose to offer a nostalgic walk back in time when words such kedge-belly and mundivagant had their day in the sun. Inspired by Jeffrey Kacirk’s book “The Word Museum: The Most Remarkable English Words Ever Forgotten,” eReflect provided a glimpse at the ideas, emotions and trends that were predominant around the Middle Ages and later eras.
eReflect explained how crucial it is to look at the history of the English language to understand its present advances. The editors also pointed out in the Ultimate Vocabulary™ blog post that improving vocabulary doesn’t only involve learning core words, because having a good knowledge of the latest additions to English is essential, as well being aware of notions and ideas that were used in the past along with the words that described them. Looking at how words were used highlight the ingenuity that characterizes the English language.
Mundivagant is an early word used to describe a globetrotter, a person loving to travel around the world. Though colorful and descriptive, the word mundivagant has lost its appeal over time, and now has been completely obliterated from the English vocabulary in general use today. Miscomfrumple is another forgotten word, a tongue-twisting verb that describes the act of creasing or wrinkling a piece of fabric (usually one’s own clothing) when sitting down on it.
Another word eReflect commemorates with its latest blog post is kedge-belly, which describes someone who voraciously devours food, a glutton. This blog post on past and forgotten words is an attempt to get an idea about the concepts and emotions people deemed important enough to have words for, eReflect concluded, something that gives a new perspective on the words being used today as well.
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