Brandon's Notepad

October 31, 2009

Compendium of Lost Words

Filed under: English,Language — Brandon @ 7:57 pm
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The Compendium of Lost Words, maintained by Stephen Chrisomalis, contains words that meet the following five rules:

1. The word must have a header entry in the Oxford English Dictionary.
2. The word may not appear in its proper English context on any readily accessible web page.
3. The word must have been used in Modern English.
4. The word must have been used in a standard English variety rather than simply in a regional dialect.
5. The word must not be a simple variation in spelling of another word.

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