Sea of Noise

Tue, 04 Aug 2009

Russell Kirk's Fun With Words

I've been packing up some of my books for storage this summer, and finding a variety of things stuck between the pages as I do—from old bills and paystubs to unused gift certificates and bookmarks from long-gone bookstores. In my copy of Russell Kirk's The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot I found this delightful list of words and phrases:

I'd guess that all but a handful of these words were new to me at the time ("lineaments", though, I'd seen before thanks to an obsession with William Blake during high school), and even now I see several (like the timely "jobbery") that I really ought to make an effort to remember.

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