Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday!



I have no words today! I've gone over the two books I'm reading and not a single new vocabulary word has jumped out at me. That's not entirely surprising, because I know I have a pretty extensive vocabulary, but there is usually something that's new.

Instead, I'm going to introduce you to one of my favorite new websites: Save the Words.org. All of the words pictured on the site used to be commonly used words; now, they are in danger of becoming obsolete. How can you help? You can Adopt a Word! Adopt one or more of these great words and promise to use it in conversation. I have adopted:

Solennial: Occurring once a year; annual.

Isn't that a nice word? And I can prove it's mine!





There are lots of great words there! And they are all shouting for your attention (literally) - it's really hard to choose. Which one will YOU adopt?

13 comments:

Kelly (AKA bookfool) said...

How cool is that? I'd much prefer adopting a word to adopting a star! At least you can use the word. I'm going to have to check the site out, I'm going to see if I can find a word I can use on a more than solennial basis. ;o)

avisannschild said...

Great site, Lisa, and so many words to choose from!

Phyl said...

Hurray! What a great idea.

My word is "tortiloquy," meaning "crooked or dishonest speech." I'm sure I can use it a lot, since I follow some politics.

Margot said...

Lisa, what a great idea. I am now the proud owner of lubency. It's a noun meaning willingness or pleasure. I now have lubency to learn more new words. Thank you very much.

Kaye said...

That is Soooo cool, Lisa. I love it, thanks for sharing. Will be checking it out soon. I did do a post for wondrous words
My post is here

bermudaonion said...

I love it! I will definitely be checking that site out. Thanks for playing along.

Kaye said...

I'm back and I did go to the site you linked but it said I needed Adobe flash player and the last time I went to a site that tried to install that I had to shut down the whole computer and am not willing to take that chance again. Bummer!

Smilingsal said...

Way to go! Thanks for sharing. Here's my words:
http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/03/wondrous-words-wednesday.html

Jeane said...

Wow, that is a really cool site! I'm going to pick the perfect word (for me).

fleurfisher said...

Oh Lisa that is wonderful. But how to choose?!

Memory said...

What an awesome site! It took me forever to decide, but I finally chose to adopt rogalian - of or pertaining to a great fire.

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

Ack! I can't access the site either :( I think we have Adobe Flash on the desktop, so I'll check it out the next time I boot up that old dinosaur. Thanks for letting us know about savethewords ... very fun!

Kelly (AKA bookfool) said...

Hi Lisa,

You've been awarded the Sisterhood Award. Stop by my blog for the details!

Congratulations and thanks for all your hard work!

Kelly
The Novel Bookworm