Infandous – Unspeakable or too odious to be expressed or mentioned.
Montivagant – Wandering over hills and mountains.
Quockerwodger – A rare nineteenth-century word for a wooden toy which briefly became a political insult.
Tarantism – A disorder characterised by an uncontrollable urge to dance.
Ultracrepidarian – A person who gives opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge.
Yonderly – Mentally or emotionally distant; absent-minded.
Selected work from the A-Z of Unusual Words series by The Project Twins.
Bold graphics and visual wit are used to interpret and represent a collection of strange, unusual and lost words. These images explore the meaning behind the words, which are sometimes even more strange or unusual. This project explores the synthesis between form and content, and words and images with the aim of producing work that is both visually interesting and informative.
The Project Twins are James and Michael Fitzgerald, an Irish based graphic art duo based in Cork, Ireland. Find out more about their work here.