Saturday, March 30, 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.

<a href="" target="_self"><img src="" alt="Save-a-Word Saturday" width="251" height="251" /></a>

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:
Crapulous, adj
feeling ill due to excessive eating or drinking

And now for our illustrative sentences: 
"Hey, Eric, how are you feeling this morning?"   
Eric stared flatly into his coffee mug.  "Crapulous."  
His friend laughed, snorting his cereal. 

Next week's theme is...Footsteps.  

(By the way, if you haven't seen this article yet, you must take a look!  Old words illustrated by (most of them grumpy-looking) owls!!!!!  Seriously, what could be better?  I might start illustrating my words with owls as well.)  


  1. So funny. I'm sure I have used that word at some point thinking I'd made it up! Now this is one I should be able to remember with no problems.

    Guess they had a night on the town last night? :)

    1. Here's my link as well Susan, "Writer's Mark",


  2. Hee-hee -- this a word that has "fun to misuse" written all over it. X)

    In case I don't get a chance later, here's my link:

    P.S. -- loved the words with owls. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks, guys! And yes, lol, I really enjoy this word. I love how it is like the crappy version of "fabulous."

  4. I think that crapulous is the best word to show itself at Save a Word Saturday so far. LOVE IT. I think it will fit into my vocabulary without very much (if any) effort :D

    1. Hi, Momo! I'm so glad you're not getting spammed anymore! :D

      Glad you like the word. :D I must admit, I can't wait to use it myself...

  5. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and thank you for the wonderful compliments! I have to admit, your blog looks classier than mine. I love the name The Feather and the Rose. :D I look forward to blogging and saving words with you!
    ~Shanah at Sisu Diaries

    1. Haha, well, the design is all Tyler-Rose's doing! I find her to be rather talented myself. :) Thanks for returning the comment, and we can't wait to have you join in with Save-a-Word Saturday!!

  6. I love it! That sounds like a made-up word, but I'm definitely gonna use it!

  7. This is awesome! Funny and yet so educational. I'm totally going to work "crapulous" into my vocabulary. :)