Monday, December 6, 2010

Save the words

I don't have a lot of time for blogging what with the little one, but I do still find time to browse the net & I found this site:

Save the Words

 Words that have fallen out of regular use ask you to adopt them - i.e. agree to use them regularly.

Some great words that are worth knowing just for their scrabble values. And because they sound cool. Examples include:

Quaeritate (to ask)
Odynometer (an instrument for measuring pain - nice word for a horror writer? I'm sure an evil character could find a use for one of those...)
 Viliorate (to deteriorate)
Snollygoster (a shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician - appropriate for the times we live in!)

...go check out the site! I'm sure we could all improve our vocabulary!