Saturday, April 13, 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:
Lace Socks

Our word this week is:
Snuddle, v.
to defile; to dirty

She stood by the door and shivered while he went to get her a sweater.  Wiggling her near-frozen toes, she could feel the stone threshold through her thin, lacy, once-white socks.  She's snuddled them quite thoroughly as she jumped through those mud puddles.

Next week's theme is Weddings.  Because I'm listening to/watching this, and it's beautiful.

Just one more note, if you could please try to make sure that your LinkyList Link links to your Save-a-Word Saturday post and not just to your entire blog we would appreciate it. It makes it a little harder to put the words into the word horde when we have to go through your archives to find them. Thanks!


  1. Socks snuddled in puddles... It almost sounds Seussian! X)

  2. Uh, Oh! Better wear brown socks next time. Love this unique feature. Back next week to see what word you save. Happy Saturday!

  3. Oh, I like snuddle. I can use that one a lot. And sorry, I read your notice to late about hooking directly to the post. I'll do it right next week. Promise.

  4. Snuddle sounds to close to snuggle to be such a dirty word. :)

    1. I know, right? It doesn't really sound like what it means, so I thought I should use it to clear that up. :)

  5. Why is it that whenever you guys post a handful of sentences I want it to be fleshed out into an entire book? :)

  6. This sounds like great fun! Alas, I can't participate, but I love the idea of saving words. Oh, what would we do without them? It's nice to meet you and your lovely blog.

    1. Lovely to meet you too, Kathi. Do stop by again.

  7. Love the sound of Snuddle ... but it sounds too cosy to mean defile ...such fun ! :)