Sunday, October 9, 2011

Save the words

I'd like to take this moment to recognize the loss of an organization that has been out there on the edge, fighting the good fight as extinction of so many of their beloved drew ever nearer. Their website was developed in an attempt to connect those who wished to help save a single word from dying out from amidst all those more common words that are used each day. The adoptees then commit to keep it and use it so that it is no longer in danger of extinction. Unfortunately they were unable to keep on with the struggle and when I went to their site tonight to direct you to their website I found their website down! SAVETHEWORDS.ORG is no more... and the loss of the word continues on.

Fortunately we still have the The Phrontistery for obscure words.

I like this one...
amarulencen1731 -1755
bitterness; spite
After losing her job to a less qualified man, she was full of amarulence. 

It's not quite the same as adopting one like on the, but it will work. 


  1. I love discovering unusual words and, better yet, finding a way to use them.

  2. I love the idea of sites like those. Sad that "Save the words" is gone though!

  3. Oh I had heard of similar sites. This is sad. There are so many lovely words in danger of being forgotten. I shall check out Phrontistery!

    Happy writing this week!

  4. Ooo obscure words. Saving them, I think, falls mostly on the shoulders of writers. I shall add this to my vocabulary.


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