I couldn't find an appropriate existing Subject to post this under, so I started a new one ...
This is from an email I got this morning from a friend of mine:
I thought you might like this *blurb* from today's Globe and Mail:
His greatest misses
This month sees the 140th birthday of humorist Gelett Burgess, who invented the word "blurb" and applied "bromide" to boring talk. Many of his coinages, however, didn't catch on, reports the Chicago Tribune, They included: alibosh (a blatant lie), bimped (to be cheated), cowcat ("a person whose main function is to occupy space"), igmoil (a bitter dispute over money), quisty (useful but not beautiful), skyscrimble (to go off topic), sulphite (the antonym to his "bromide"), tashivate ("to reply without attention") and vilp (a bad winner or sore loser).
Some of those words deserve a second chance, they're great!
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