Thursday, September 08, 2016

Hmm …

Sonsy' campaign launched to preserve endangered American words | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

I'm not familiar with any of them, and most seem to be regional locutions. Still, it would be sad to see them go.

1 comment:

  1. Alvin Kernan, who I gather was mostly raised in Wyoming, but perhaps a native of Georgia, used "popskull" in his memoir of WW II naval service, Crossing the Line. To "bag" something, as to avoid it, is or was recently current. I may have heard "tow sack", but that's about all I recognize from the list. The problem with projects like this is that one can sound like a re-enactor.