Today’s long-forgotten word-related words are:-
Legolept – a person who is fascinated by words
loganamnosist – someone who has an obsession with discovering long-forgotten words.
logorrhoea – an excessive flow of words, uncontrollable garrulity.
lexiphanic .- using a pretentious vocabulary or grandiose phraseology.
To call Maximilian a logolept would be something of an understatement. I often find his lexiphanic way of speaking incomprehensible.
And quite why anyone would wish to dig up long-forgotten words baffles me!
He once said, and I quote, ‘today’s verbal leisureliness is symptomatic of the gradational decline in the standard of articulated and scripted English’.
“Max”, I said, “Long …”
“My name is Max-i-mil-ian” he enunciated.
“Maximilian”, I said, “Long wordy-words simply go out of fashion, just like long men’s names do”. I bit my lip after saying that but fortunately, he hadn’t noticed!
“Are you suggesting I am a loganamnosist?” he asked.
“Maybe, but on the other hand maybe not” I answered, as I didn’t know what the hell that word meant.
He then developed a serious case of logorrhoea which I believe is like diarrhoea, but without the unpleasant side effects suffered by the perpetrator and those nearby. Only kidding!
Anyway, I gave up. He will never change his ways, and Max without his archaic words just wouldn’t be Maximilian would he?
Melange, Mellisonant and Mulivious