Saturday, January 12, 2013

Save-a-Word Saturday

Welcome to Save-a-Word Saturday!
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 your post to the linky list below (it's down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in searcQh 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:
Dealate, verb
~to rob or divest of wings. dealation, n.
Our sentence(s) are:
"I have to go back to school tomorrow," I said. My hand dropped from the calendar where it had traitorously pointed out the date. I felt a sick, sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach. It was like I was a butterfly who had just been dealated.
Don't forget about our lovely Giveaway!
You'd better enter or we will send our blog gremlins after you.


  1. Ooo... those sentences are GOOD. :)

  2. An interesting theme w/butterflies. Another great sentence to boot too. Wonder how many people trying to eat their lunch amid the pesky intrusion of seagulls at times wish they could "dealate" their wings temporarily while they move futher up the beach to picnic in peace.

  3. Lovely sentences :) I'm taking the winter semester off, but you're making me anxious for spring semester already!

    1. Sorry your comments don't always show up right away, Momo. We have an overzelous spam filter. Every week I have to tell it that Mome Raths are people too.

  4. I love the butterfly theme and the lovely sentences you created :)

  5. Hooray for Save a Word Saturday! (I like to think of it as Learning-and-stealing-words-Saturday. ;-) Muwahaha)