Saturday, June 15, 2013

Save-a-Word Saturday

Welcome to Save-a-Word Saturday!
Join us as we spread our love of old and unusual words by sharing them with other bloggers and thereby saving them from 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. Be a hero by using the words in your everyday life--that is how they will really be saved!  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:
And our word is:
labefy, verb
to weaken
And our amazing, brilliant sentences...
"I detest travel," George said and cast himself down on one of the many comfortable little sofas spread elegantly around his library. "I find it terribly labefying."

Next week's theme will be . . . Porch Swings
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. I love that chair. It looks like a great thing to slump into after a long bout of traveling!

  2. Hehehehehe ahhh clever as always, my friend.

  3. You're missing out, George! Labefying it may well be, but the *expperiences*, George -- the *experiences*!

  4. Though I too find traveling very labefying, I surely do not detest it! Great word. :)

    P.S. I'm going camping tonight, so won't be able to add my link tomorrow. Do you mind doing it for me again? Thanks! I'll catch up on the hop Sunday evening. :)