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Blatteroon, snollygoster on Wayne State University's list of words to revive

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 12:13:26-05

DETROIT (AP) — A team at Wayne State University in Detroit has released an annual list of little-used words it deems worthy of resurrection.

Anagapesis, blatteroon, snollygoster and footle are among the 10 words selected by Wayne State University’s Word Warriors.

Unlike overused words or phrases that counterparts at Lake Superior State University in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula list each year for banishment, the Word Warriors want to dust off those that have fallen over the decades into disuse.

The school says submissions come throughout the year from Detroit residents and other wordsmiths.