Lost Words of The English Language

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We were listening to a radio show yesterday in which a study by Lancaster University and Cambridge University Press was mentioned. This study focussed on words that are ‘dying’ out from our spoken language.

Four of these ‘endangered’ words:
– marvellous
– catalogue
– cheerio
– fortnight

 

The suggested cause for the loss of these words from our everyday conversations was attributed to us becoming more americanised as a nation.
So if you’re feeling like upholding some British linguistic traditions, be sure to tell everyone that you ‘saw a marvellous catalogue a fortnight ago’
Cheerio.
– Gemma
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