tushery


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tushery

(ˈtʌʃərɪ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary the use of affectedly archaic language in novels, etc
[coined by Robert Louis Stevenson, from tush1 + -ery]
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Noun1.tushery - writing of poor quality; characterized by affected choice of archaic words
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
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One particularly large field concerns early occurrences of pseudo-archaic English, such as Chatterton's Rowley Poems or the use of tushery or Wardour-Street English in historical or fantastical novels written during the nineteenth century (cf.
They led on New Age bilge, on flimflam from oriental religions and philosophies, Hesse's Magister Ludi, Tolkien (misread as a battle of wizards), mysticism, and tushery.
For those who like their costume dramas flavored with tushery, such liberties may require an adjustment to their internal headsets, but the strategy is justified by the resulting urgency.