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The Disappearing Dictionary A Treasury of Lost English

Wherever you go in the English speaking world there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery All you have to do is choose a location find some old documents and dig a little In The Disappearing Dictionary linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight into an older way of life or simply have an irresistible phonetic appeal Like a mirror image of The Meaning of Liff that just happens to be true The Disappearing Dictionary unearths some lovely old gems of the English language dusts them down and makes them live again for a new generationdabberlicknoun ScotlandA mildly insulting way of talking about someone who is tall and skinny 'Where's that dabberlick of a child?'fubsyadjective LancashirePlump in a nice sort of way squinchnoun DevonA narrow crack in a wall or a space between floorboards 'I lost sixpence through a squinch in the floor'Wherever you go in the English speaking world there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery All you have to do is choose a location find some old documents and dig a little In The Disappearing Dictionary linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight into an older way of life or simply have an irresistible phonetic appeal Like a mirror image of The Meaning of Liff that just happens to be true The Disappearing Dictionary unearths some lovely old gems of the English language dusts them down and makes them live again for a new generationdabberlicknoun ScotlandA mildly insulting way of talking about someone who is tall and skinny 'Where's that dabberlick of a child?'fubsyadjective LancashirePlump in a nice sort of way squinchnoun DevonA narrow crack in a wall or a space between floorboards 'I lost sixpence through a squinch in the floor'Wherever you go in the English speaking world there are linguistic riches from times past awaiting rediscovery All you have to do is choose a location find some old documents and dig a little In The Disappearing Dictionary linguistics expert Professor David Crystal collects together delightful dialect words that either provide an insight into an older way of life or simply have an irresistible phonetic appeal Like a mirror image of The Meaning of Liff that just happens to be true The Disappearing Dictionary unearths some lovely old gems of the English language dusts them down and makes them live again for a new generationdabberlicknoun ScotlandA mildly insulting way of talking about someone who is tall and skinny 'Where's that dabberlick of a child?'fubsyadjective LancashirePlump in a nice sort of way squinchnoun DevonA narrow crack in a wall or a space between floorboards 'I lost sixpence through a squinch in the floor'