Can you reintroduce any of these fabulous words into your everyday conversation?
Snoutfair: A person with a handsome countenance
Pussyvan: A flurry, temper
Wonder-wench: A sweetheart
Lunting: Walking while smoking a pipe
California widow: A married woman whose husband is away from her for any extended period (locally and historically ‘Bendigo or Ballarat widow would work) Also FIFO widow?
Groak: To silently watch someone while they are eating, hoping to be invited to join them
Jirble: To pour out (a liquid) with an unsteady hand eg he jirbles out a dram
Curglaff: The shock felt in bathing when one first plunges into the cold water
Spermologer: A picker-up of trivia, of current news, a gossip monger
Tyromancy: Divining by the coagulation of cheese
Beef-witted: Having an inactive brain, thought to be from eating two much beef
Englishable: That which may be rendered into English
Resistentialism: The seemingly spiteful behaviour shown by inanimate objects
Bookwright: A writer of books
Zafty: A person very easily imposed upon