Mark Forsyth’s Top 10 Lost Words

Posted on 2013/10/21 , tagged as mark forsyth

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WamblecroptMark Forsyth, author of The Horologicon, The Etymologicon and the highly anticipated The Elements of Elements, wrote about his top ten lost words today!

1. Wamblecropt
Wamblecropt means overcome with indigestion. Once upon a time, you might observe that your stomach was wambling a bit. If the wambles got so bad you couldn’t move, you were wamblecropt. It’s the most beautiful word in the English language to say aloud. Try it.

Head over to the Guardian to discover the rest. You can also read definitions of more lost words over at the Mark Forsyth Tumblr.