Just heard about this over on the twittersphere from the Dead White Guys blog. There’s an article in the Huffington Post about a great campaign to get people to adopt a word that is going out of use.
The beauty of this project is that anybody can join in. And it’s headed by the Oxford University Press, which makes it doubly important. So, if you like words and you don’t want them to die out like the dinosaurs, make like a die-hard PETA supporter and hop on over to http://savethewords.org/.
Remember people, a word is for life, not just the dictionary. But be warned, it’s quite a menagerie in there… the poor things are desperate for a home. You can even give up a word for adoption.
So, what’s my chosen word?
(adj. pertaining to the roots of words)
So there. Roots of words. Pretty clever eh?
This is seriously awesome. Thanks for putting it out there. I’ll spread the word! 😀
I’m really glad OUP have thought of something like this. All book bloggers must unite to save those words! Way to go DBS!
Now use it …. I want to see it in EVERY post from now on!! LOL! Seriously what a fun thing. I can’t choose a word, there’s such as embarrassment of wishes.
I had a hard time selecting my word. So when this one popped up I thought ‘great!’. It means the root of all words, so in effect, I’m adopting all of them lol.
I don’t know how I’m gonna use it all my posts or everyday life for that matter. Just learning about them is probably enough. You can pass the knowledge onto others.
Oops, “riches” I meant of course
I will join in. I love words. I read the dictionary of difficult words as inspiration when my tank’s low. I will add a post to my blog about it.
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