The Little Book of Lost Words

History Hustle Joe Gillard The Little Book of Lost Words

History Hustle presents:

The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 Other Surprisingly Useful Terms Worth Resurrecting

by Joe Gillard

A handy guide for expressing yourself with history’s best words.

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Do you ever wish you had the perfect word for a person who boasts incessantly (blatteroon) or only works when someone is watching (eyeservant)? Joe Gillard, founder of the popular online destination History Hustle, has uncovered unique words from the past that are just begging to be brought back into modern use.

Complete with hilarious example sentences and cheeky historical art, this collection proves that some things — from procrastination to sleeping in — never change.

SNUGGERY . . . a cozy room to Netflix and chill
SNOLLYGOSTER . . . a dishonest politician
COLLYWOBBLES . . . stomach pain from nervous anxiety
DOUNDRINS . . . afternoon drinks
GONGOOZLER . . . person who stares; a non-participating spectator
GROKE . . . to stare eagerly at someone eating, hoping they’ll give you food

The Little Book of Lost Words Joe Gillard

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