It’s time for our regular monthly post about a lost word!


You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit in our minds gathering dust, having been discovered years ago in literary classics like Dickens, or Austen. They are the spices of the literary world, but I refuse to let them sit in a cupboard and be ignored until they go out of date! Let’s bring them back!

So, I’m cheating a bit today (and not just because I have a shit ton of Christmas presents to buy and wrap), but I found this absolutely brilliant article on The Telegraph’s website when I was researching weird, lost words for this Christmas themed post.

It’s a list of 21 obscure Christmas words and I can absolutely guarantee that you will not have heard of some of them. So, really, I’m not being lazy and cheating, I’m actually doing you a favour! I’m educating! Here it is:

Anyway, I really hope you enjoy it! Let me know what your favourite word is, and if there are any you want to share, why not leave me a note in the comments below.