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Words We Don't Use (Much Anymore): The Meaning of Words And Where They Come From

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Diarmaid O Muirithe's column Words We Use was a feature of The Irish Times over many years and has formed a critically acclaimed book of the same name. Words We Don't Use (much anymore) is a highly entertaining compendium of words which are either on the brink of extinction or have already been deemed obsolete by the great dictionaries.

O’ Muirithe's gentle and witty style reveals his vast knowledge and scholarship in an accessible way. Inside you will find words such as manable, meaning a girl of marriageable age, and adamite, a person who appears nude in public, among many others that you might want to casually drop into your everyday conversation! Words We Don't Use is a wordsmith's delight

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