In the meantime, here is something that made me giggle.
David Mitchell is a regular guest on my favourite panel show, BBC's Qi. I stumbled across his youtube.com channel rather by accident. While many of his rants are funny, this one stood out. It seems Mr. Mitchell and I are on the same page when it comes to this.
And here's something that ought to make you think:
And now onto today's Forgotten English:
Cracked. Eggs which have been set upon are said to have become spretched a day or two before the liberation of the chicken is effected. Lincolnshire.
- James Halliwell's Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, 1855
I don't know how I knew this, but I knew this one.