Saturday, May 18, 2013

Save-a-Word Saturday

Welcome to Save-a-Word Saturday!
Despite our recent lack of posting, we still 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 this week is:
man exausted mudzatetic or zetetic, adj.
pondering, questioning
Our sentence(s) are:
After finals, even the most zealously zatetic student will curl into a pathetic ball of exhaustion. Illness, stress eating, and PTSD become nearly universal among them. We are told they eventually recover, but have yet to discover evidence of this.
Next week's theme is: Roses
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. Sorry, I didn't read the comment until after I placed my link. Will be sure to do that next week. Today my signature should link to that post.

    Great word and writing. Guess student life isn't all that easy after all! Writer’s Mark

  2. Yeah, I wasn't the only one who goofed - thanks Nancy. But I won't be posting for a couple days, so my link will work too :)

    LOVE that word and love that picture even more. So true!

  3. Sad, but funny. X) And a fine old word. I wish you all a speedy recovery!