If you’re looking to boost your Scrabble game or make your friends feel like blunkerkins, you might want to check out The Horologicon, obsessed blogger Mark Forsyth\’s witty compendium of words long forgotten by most speakers of English.
A shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician.
A stain that doesn\’t come out in the wash.
Giving opinions on subjects you know nothing about.
Lover of nooks and crannies.
To eat greedily.
Lying awake before dawn and worrying.