Enhancing Your Vocabulary: Unusual Words and Slang

At times, authors want to use unusual locations or time periods in their stories, which requires the use of appropriate words and terms to make the scenes realistic for readers. At other times, authors just want to use really unusual words in their writing. Below are some resources to help writers meet these goals.

15 Words You Cannot Translate into English

24 Unusual Travel Words You Should Know

Untranslatable Words from Other Cultures

1920s Vocabulary

1940’s Slang, part 1

1940’s Slang, part 2

American to British Vocabulary

British Vs. American English

Common Word and Phrase Translations: British to American

Guide to British Slang

Guide to British Slang (2)

Guide to Cockney Rhyming Slang

This Infographic Shows You the Different Between British and American English

How to Swear in Latin

Latin Phrases

Latin Phrases Everyone Should Know

Latin Phrases in English

Shakespeare Insult Kit

Rare Words

Rare Words (2)

 

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