I want a word

Logolatry is the worship of words and here at The Word Factory Ltd we’re all logomaniacs, ie we are ‘insanely interested in words’.

Here are a few that are not used very often but would impress anybody if they were dropped into a conversation. It shows the true depth of the English language that we can have all these words that provide excellent ways of expressing ourselves and yet are virtually redundant.

We are indebted to Jeffrey Kacirk’s ‘Forgotten English’ for some of the words in this list, you can get the book at Amazon. We also need to give the late, great James Baxter a namecheck for all his painstaking research.