Just for fun! At some point in their lexical histories, lost words’ original meanings died and have been revived into a mere semblance of their former selves. And we wonder why expatriates and newcomers have trouble assimilating.
Source: JSTOR Daily, December 6, 2017.
We tend to eagerly focus on the weird new expressions and linguistic innovations that enter the language and don’t often consider how words and their core meanings die. Generally, more words are added to the English language than are lost and these new words can sometimes have a profound effect on how older words and expressions are used and in what contexts.