Saturday, March 9, 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:
wroth, adj.
And our lovely sentences are:
     "Why can't you make up your mind!" Mary cried. "I'm tired of waiting for you to choose your flippin' Gatorade flavor. There's only three of them, after all. Just pick a primary color and be done with it."
     "I'm sorry," Jane said. "I'm indecisive. Please don't be wroth."
     Mary resisted the urge to shake her friend. "Just pick your darned flavor," she said through her
Next week's theme: Picket Fences
Don't forget about our Giveaway!
As usual, Save-a-Word Saturday participants receive extra entries.


  1. I'm a fan of Mary in your mini-story. She got spunk :)

  2. Lol! You just described what happens when my son and I go to the grocery store :)

  3. Okay, I think someone needs anger management courses! Funny writing here. :)

  4. Another great word! Sounds like a sibling of *wrath*. Happy Saturday!

  5. Lol, choosing a primary color can be quite difficult! I like this word...I agree, I think it would go perfectly with wrath!