Saturday, March 23, 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 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:
Our word is:
Sapidity, noun
flavorful; tastiness
Our sentence(s) are:
     "These peacock tongues have such delicate sapidity!" Lady Henry exclaimed. "I would expect no less in an elegant castle such as this."
     Sir Henry eyed his wife askance and wondered if she had lost her senses.

Next week's theme is...Laughter.  
Fear not! We haven't forgotten our lovely giveaway. 
The winner will be announced as soon as may be.


  1. I quite like Lady Henry :) Sapidity... I'm going to try extra hard to adopt this word!

  2. Now sapidity is a word I could use. So, are you saying peacock tongues aren't a delicacy? :)

  3. Does "sapidity" come in adjective form, as well? I wouldn't say "sapid" sounds like a particularly tasty word to me, as it rhymes with "vapid", which means the opposite. Still, you never can tell, with English.

  4. I like that word! Not sure how I could use it, but I will have to try. ;)

  5. As soon as I saw peacocks and castle together, I was reminded of a lovely memory of being at a castle in England and watching all the peacocks strutting around.

    And then I read the sentences, and felt less joyous!!

    Great word, =)