We love a bit of imaginative use of the English language.

And as Friar Tuck would have it, academics have unearthed a few delightfully descriptive words that we can use when nattering to our friends.

As senior linguistics lecturer of York University, Dominic Watts says he hopes people will start rabbiting some of these words in day to day said he hoped people would re-engage with the language of old.

So go ahead, ruff it out and peacockize by awhaping your china plates like a percher and use some of these beautiful old words.