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Weird & Wonderful Words.

The A-Z of Unusual Words is a set of prints created by an Ireland-based illustration and graphic design team called The Project Twins. Each print represents a "strange, unusual and lost" word - and I have to admit, as I scrolled through, I didn't recognize a single one. Some of these terms are so lovely, though, I think I'm going to start incorporating them into my everyday speech. Like yonderly, which is another word for absent-minded,


or montivagant, which refers to the act of hill-wandering. 


And why doesn't anyone talk about tarantism more often? Apparently, it's "a disorder characterized by an uncontrollable urge to dance." (Sounds good to me.)


See more at The Project Twins website, here. Found via The New Yorker.
 

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