Why? Because my Shorter Oxford English Dictionary has finally arrived!
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary includes all words current in general English at some time between 1700 and the present day. It also includes all words used in the works of Shakespeare, Milton’s poetry, the Authorized Version of the Bible, and the Faerie Queene. It encompasses a wide range of slang and dialect words, technical, historical, and literary terms, rare and obsolete words, and English from around the world.
Now excuse me while I go frolic in words.