The English language is a beautiful thing, with words created for some of the most bizarre ideas and beliefs. The Project Twins have recreated the definitions of some of the most obscure as pieces of art in their A-Z Of Unusual Words of which we have a few highlights below.

Biblioclasm

Biblioclasm: The practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material and media.

Cacodemonomania

Cacodemonomania: The pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit.

Fanfaronade

Fanfaronade: Swaggering; empty boasting; blustering manner or behavior; ostentatious display.

Jettatura

Jettatura: The casting of an evil eye.

Noegenesis

Noegenesis: Production of knowledge.

Tarantism

Tarantism: A disorder characterised by an uncontrollable urge to dance.

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