This year I got a new OED American, because I didn't have one and lately, I have been having some spelling trouble. I love words and language and I have to say, modern language is a bit boring. I also picked up a regular OED and it as a lot more words that are just fun. Today I was at the used bookstore and I found a Funk and Wagnalls Concise Standard Dictionary from 1942 and learned some new old words like grimalkin and megrim. I know there isn't much use for these words in today's world, but I still like to know them.
Does anyone else have this kind of interest? Or am I just weird?
Crackerdog, I'm so glad you started this thread. What lovely old words everyone is bringing up!
Yes, my parents (both passed away in 1977) said "icebox" and would tell stories of what it was like to actually have an "icebox" and how when refrigerators came in some of the old people then would unscrew the light bulb because they could not believe that it would really turn off when the door was closed.