There was a rather splendid article on the BBC website a few days ago which highlighted a list researchers have drawn up of 30 words that have been lost to the English language.
These words are, without exception, fabulous. I do hope some of them end up making a comeback. Most of them are so wonderfully literal - a quacksalver for a fake doctor, tremblable for something that fills you with fear. My favourite two are probably:
Merry-go-sorry - a way of describing being both joyful and sorrowful at once.
Ear-rent - the figurative cost of spending time listening to pointless talk.
Do join me in bringing these back into everyday conversation!