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Mark Peters is the author of Bullshit: A Lexicon (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/258562/bullshit-by-mark-peters/) and a cartoonist on Instagram at @markpeterstoons.
Consider reviving these words the next time you encounter anyone twistical.
Making up words is a common internet pastime, but James Joyce was way ahead of the curve in this area. Discover 13 of the most fascinating words coined by the famed Irish author.
Conspiracy theories are everywhere these days. Here are a few old words you can use to describe them while adjusting your tinfoil hat.
If you’re easily startled or just need some alternatives to “By the hammer of Thor!” and “Damn!,” read on for some old-timey outbursts.
These words will make you sound smart as you catch or dodge the bouquet.
Whether you’re enjoying the sharp taste of an IPA or disliking some nasty words from a colleague, it’s hard not to talk about bitterness. But we could all use a few new—or old—terms for this all-too-common concept.
Whether you’re enjoying a movie or eating your feelings, it’s hard to resist a good munch—or as the kids say these days, a nom nom nom. So why not learn about some old words for munching while polishing off those potato chips?
Here’s a look at some words you should be prepared to disavow completely if questioned.
Now that spring is here, no matter how committed you are to cars, it’s hard to resist an occasional mosey or stroll.
When something—say, a canyon or mistake—is truly enormous, the same old small time words like colossal and massive don’t always get the job done.
Next time you feel the urge to make your sparring partner aware of his lack of knowledge, soften the blow with one of these old-timey terms for ignorance.
Please use these words next time you have to describe a self-obsessed huff-snuff.