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2013-03-18

You might not be tossing buncombe or persiflage into regular conversation—but you could and maybe should! Wayne State University published the Word Warriors' 2013 Top 10 list—a tribute to the diversity of the English language—to highlight words that its linguistic team feels should be saved from the brink of extinction. To liven up your next conversation, check out Save the words! Language lovers campaign to revive old‑timey terms! (www) English Hyperlink Notice