27 Delightful Obsolete Words It’s High Time We Revived Them – A Remix


On March 25, 2013, Luke Lewis, of BuzzFeed.com, first posted 27 images of owls (with etymologies, meanings, and uses of  27 words whose origins range in dates from the 1500’s to the 1900’s. I found these words interesting because of my blog’s focus on our heritage and reflections from the past. You may find some of these words self-explanatory, others weird, and some worth reviving because they are so funny. So I thought I would put my spin on Luke’s initial post by morphing the images one to the next and adding a little background music, too.

Thanks again Luke Lewis, and all the photographers who captured the different birds of the owl family with their interesting looking attitudes and poses.  Sources for the photographs and photographers are captioned at the top of each image.  Thanks also to Richard Stoltzman and the Slovak Radio Symphany Orchestra for “Maid with Flaxen Hair,” music.

Please let me know if you enjoy this kind of post.

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