Forgotten English Knowledge Cards

Do you know the origin of the modern word skates, or what a quacksalver was? Have you ever been on a flitterwochen? Have you ever known anyone who was forswunke? These are but a few of the forty-eight lost or “misplaced” Old English words that linguist and historian Jeffrey Kacirk has gathered for this deck of Knowledge Cards. In learning what these archaic words mean, we also discover the roots and origins of modern-day words and expressions—all the while adding some robust language to our own vocabulary. Each card in this deck presents a word on one side and its definition on the other, presenting a collection that is far from blash and could never be branded an inkhornism!

48 fact-filled cards per package
3.25 x 4 inches



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