Saturday, June 29, 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 . . .
Well, it's Scarf-a-Scone Saturday, that's what it is. So write sentences about whatever you want and have a scone if you can possibly manage it.
tea scones china english

Our word is:
misoneism, noun
hatred of change or novelty. misoneist, n.
And our sentences are:
     "Why are we having muffins instead of scones?" Katie cried. "We always have scones on Saturdays!"
     "It would hardly be Saturday without the sconeses," Susan said, eyes wide in horror.
     Arena blinked in the morning light and said, "If there aren't any scones, I think I'm going back to bed."
      "Well, isn't this place just full of misoneism this morning?" Tyler-Rose said. "Luckily we have one more bag of the ginger-chai-chocolate-berry-whatsit ones."
     *The Suite devolves into joyful weeping*

Next week's theme is: flower pots

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. Mmm, ginger-chai-chocolate-berry-whatsits. I like the sound of that!

  2. HAHAHAHAHAHA OH MY GOSH the suite has finally featured. I love that Arena's dialogue is totally written in her voice. Oh, and is next week's theme...invisible words?

  3. Katie the RoommateJune 29, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    "Please use fancier stationery the next time you write to your grandmother, Tyler-Rose," said Katie. "We can't live in this precariousness much longer."