ENDANGERED WORDS: Curglaff

ENDANGERED WORDS

A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers

“Curglaff”

{KUR-glahff. Noun}
Late 18th century
Extremely rare
Curglaff seems like a sound someone would say when surprised or frustrated, don’t you think? 
Curglaff!
Well, you’d be partially correct.
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According to the book Endangered Words by Simon Hertnon, Curglaff is Scottish. 
And what does it mean?
“The shock felt in bathing, when one first plunges into the cold water.”


Great, right? I didn’t realize there was a word for that feeling.
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In a Sentence . . .
I suffered from curglaff when I left the hot tub and dove into the pool.
Readers: Your turn. How would YOU use it in a sentence?

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