The Passing Down of Heirlooms: Dialect.

"Hence" was once a word I attempted to use on a daily basis. How lovely. How could I not be compelled? There are so many romantic hints of dialect that are reminiscent of love poems and Shakespearean plays that should be used more commonly in conversation today.

Edward's dialect in the uber-popular Twilight series is a delightful and endearing reminder of yesterdays language slipping into today's world. I do believe people are yearning for these words again!

Also included in my list of bring-me-backs are such gems as pardon me, gracious and anywho. Not quite Shakespearean but a good start nonetheless.

What heirloom words am I missing? What are you bringing back?

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