I love collecting fun and unusual words, and in the book "The Word Museum," by Jeffrey Karcirk, I found the greatest collection of forgotten words.

Take a look at:

Blutterbunged-- meaning: confounded, overcome by surprise. See gloppened. So, I looked up gloppened in the same book, and found: surprised. Don't you just love it?

Here's another great word:

Glunch-- meaning: to frown.

Or how about:

Maffle-- meaning: to stammer; to stutter.

And then, there's:

Snirp--- meaning: to shrink, to shrivel up.

Why have these words been lost? Wouldn't you love to have them in your repertoire, writers? I know I would!


Ann Mauren said...

Loved this post! Obscure words are among my favorite collectibles!

Two words I stumbled across recently have me enchanted:

Acrasia: the state of acting against one's better judgment (so very applicable to my life)


Velleity: a mere wish, unaccompanied by effort to obtain (again, a word that could fit quite well inside my bio)

Enjoyed this link immensely!


Gwen Stickle said...

Yeah, another word smith that loves to collect obscure words. I love it! Love these words.

Thanks for the compliments.