Having successfully incorporated ‘forswunk’ into my vocabulary and introduced it to my friends and family, I am delighted to have discovered another word equally useful as a fibromyalgia sufferer.
‘Forwallowed’ is an archaic word from the 15th century that means ‘weary from tossing and turning all night’.
Not only is it perpetually relevant to my life, it sounds and feels beautiful when spoken.
It is one of those words that evokes the sadness and tiredness of the very feeling it expresses, both physically and mentally, almost like a form of emotional onomatopoeia.
It seems so versatile and germane that I don’t understand why it ever fell out of fashion. Forwallowed is a wonderfully expressive word that deserves to be brought back into regular use.
Forwallowed: an old but highly relevant word that deserves to be brought back.Tweet
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