The Best of Forgotten English: Vanishing Vocabulary and Folklore


Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″
Pages: 304 pages; 250+ BW vintage illustrations
Binding: Paperback
ISBN13: 978-1-4162-4599-5
Sug. Retail: $15.95
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Absorbing, enriching, and often hilarious, this book provides a fascinating glimpse into the wonderful world of archaic words and their definitions.


  • 20th anniversary of the best-selling calendar “Forgotten English” (Sellers Publishing, Inc.).
  • Includes charming vintage drawings to complement the text for each entry.
  • Provides meanings and etymologies of lost English words and phrases.
  • Offers a wide range of arcane holidays, traditions, etiquette, superstitions, historical curiosities, and hoaxes

About the Author:
Born in San Diego, Jeff Kacirk received an early dose of Shakespeare when growing up near the world-class Old Globe Theatre. Thus began his fascination with English, prompting him to explore various aspects of bygone times. He became a chiropractor, but found his passion for social history and linguistics unquenchable. He also lived in Paris, New York and New Orleans and in London — where he researched many of his 20 calendars and three of his books. He now divides this time between writing and treating patients in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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