old words

I love old words, words found in Victorian texts and before; I love the whole vocabulary that once was, I find it a great shame that society doesn’t find it necessary to preserve them the best they can whilst incorporating new fashionable words. 

I know many people who have an old way about them, me for example, but also some rare friends; they are made to feel like old fashioned blathering idiots for talking the way they do, yet I find it admirable.

Why can’t we preserve the old way conversationally speaking?  Why are people made to feel almost ashamed for keeping rare words alive – and why is the OED removing many words from the dictionary?

It’s a shame, but I aim to preserve them the best I can through writing.

Yes, I understand that to read me can be very difficult for some, but I aim to help broaden people’s phraseological horizons.

This post can also be found at traineegoddess.com another of my sites.

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3 responses to “old words

  1. Pingback: Words | Cheri Speak

  2. I wholeheartedly agree with you. If you have not stumbled across it, I can highly recommend http://phrontistery.info, a wonderful source for obscure and rare words. These gems occasionally feature in my tales of Victorian hauntings. Regards, Paul

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