Saturday, November 10, 2012

Save-a-Word Saturday Has Finally Arrived!

Welcome to Save-a-Word Saturday, our very own blog hop.
We want to spread our love of old and unusual words by sharing them with other bloggers and thereby saving these precious, wonderful, whirling words from the dusty, lonely corners of the oldest, least visited vaults of the Word Bank.
 
 
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The rules run thusly:
 
1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 
 
2.  Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words, if you're having trouble coming up with something on your own.
 
3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.
 
4. Add a link to your blog in the linky list below (it's down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!
 
5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.
 
This week's theme is:
Snow
 
And the word we have chosen is:
 
Talionic
        adj. ~Pertaining to revenge in kind.
     It is the adjectival form of the noun Talion, which is a punishment identical to the offense.
     For example, the death penalty as a punishment for murder.
 
AND our miraculous snow related sentence(s) are:
 
Vladrigil's tent mate was talionic in his revenge. Vlad had put six frogs in Jadimil's cot two nights before and now there were exactly six ugly, warty frogs nestled together in a small blinking heap on Vlad's pillow. After removing them carefully, Vlad gave his pillow a long look then decided he would rather sleep out in the snow.
 

7 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I will remain on the lookout for old words so I can join in :)

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  2. This is a great idea! Count me in :)

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    1. Yes! a great and fun idea indeed! A chance to learn a new word/increase one's vocabulary, and read some interesting posts too. Little press for time, but am bookmarking your site for future participation.

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  3. What a great way to build your vocabulary. I like your word, today. I'll see if I can use it!

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  4. sounds like a fun hop! i just posted, so i'll have to do it another time for sure! new follower...hi!

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  5. Sounds like a cool idea! I look forward to learning heaps of new words!

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