Thursday, January 9, 2014

Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition

This year I have several books that I'm planning to read. Some are novels, others are fun light reading. One such fun book is Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition by Lesley M. M. Blume.

Let's say that you traveled back in time and came across words like: Carpet- Knight, Dumb-Foozled, Lumpshious, Bumbershoot. Or what about phrases like: Ace of Spades, All-Overish. How will you react if you were called Pollyanna? For instance what is the meaning of Cash or Check?

Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition  is a compilation of past words, phrases, names, insults, and idioms that are rarely used in today's modern society. Additionally the book also brings fascinating anecdotes, etymologies, and occasions for use.

Here is an introduction to the book:

Over the decades, centuries, and millennia, thousands of entertaining, poignant, mischievous, and brilliant expressions have been birthed by cultural vogues and just as quirky fallen victim to them as well. Some of the rejects are far more nuanced and descriptive than the modern words and idioms conjured up to take their places~ and in many cases, no satisfying substitute has been offered up at all.

Clearly, then, we must take action. Introducing Let's Bring Back: The lost Language Edition, whose mission is to revive and preserve hundreds of perfectly delightful words, phrases, idioms, and other literary flourishes from bygone eras. The restoration of these terms is not merely a quirky, history-minded pastime; rather, it's a necessary act of intervention to help us disadvantaged modern creatures express ourselves cleverly and with flair once again.

For more information about the author and her other publications visit: Lesley M. M. Blume. To purchase the book visit:  Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition.