Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition: A Compendium of Forgotten-Yet-Delightful Words, Phrases, Praises, Insults, Idioms, and Literary Flourishes from Eras Past

Author(s): Lesley M M Blume


Too often, when struggling to find just the right turn of phrase, exclamation of joy, or witty barb, it's easy to forget that history is positively brimming with rich words deserving of rejuvenation. Lesley M. M. Blume gathers forgotten words, phrases, names, insults, and idioms, plus fascinating and funny anecdotes, etymologies, and occasions for use. Let's Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition takes readers on a philological journey through words from the not-too-distant past. From all-overish to zounds, the vintage vernacular collected here will make any reader the cat's meow among friends, relations, and acquaintances.


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Lesley M. M. Blume is a journalist, writer, and cultural observer based in New York City.

General Fields

  • : 9781452105307
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : Chronicle Books
  • : 0.39
  • : November 2012
  • : February 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lesley M M Blume
  • : Hardback
  • : 213
  • : 224
  • : 2-colour illustrations throughout