I've gotten a new page-a-day calendar of "Forgotten English", each day I am presented with an old-timey word that USED to mean something but nobody uses them anymore, usually because they're ridiculous.
Yesterday, the word was: crapulous: Sick by intemperance connected or associated with drunkenness.
I'm not quite sure how you'd use that in a sentence. "I felt crapulous today after all that New Year's drinking"? MAYBE.
Today, it was: manners-bit: A portion of a dish left by the guests, that the host may not feel himself reproached for insufficient preparation. OR, A morsel left in a dish to avoid the imputation of greediness.
I kind of like that word. I like picturing old-english moms telling their kids, "Don't forget to leave your manners-bit, kiddos! Screw the starving kids in China!"
ANYWAY. The point is. Is anyone interested in seeing the word of the day EVERY day (or at least every day that I bother to post)? IT IS ENTIRELY UP TO YOU.
LOOK, A POLL.
Are you interested in having the forgotten english word of the day on my daily posts?