If you want to make 2022 about learning new things, then give this book about old things a try. Let’s Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition by Lesley M.M. Blume is a fun collection of forgotten words and phrases. For example, the term “butterfingers” used to mean someone who is clumsy. And did you know that “buy the farm” used to be euphemism for “to die?” This book is delightful and comes highly recommended by yours truly.
History is positively brimming with rich language deserving of rejuvenation. This compendium gathers forgotten words, phrases, names, insults, and idioms, plus fascinating and funny anecdotes, etymologies, and occasions for modern 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.