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Top Ten Forgotten Words

Top Ten Forgotten Words

English

Here are the top ten of Shakespeare's Forgotten Words (as voted by the Shakespeare Week team). These are words that were found in Shakespeare's writing that are not in common use today. What are your favourites? You can read a list of 154 words compiled by Professor David Crystal in our resource Shakespeare's Forgotten Words. The words are a great way to encourage children to talk about language, word classes, generating language and language change.