I’m a word parent

Friday, September 4th, 2009 | Bloggity goodness

< sally struthers voice > Every year, hundreds of words fall out of usage in our language. While this isn’t always a bad thing, some rather charming little words are often lost to the ages. You can help save them. < /sally >

Oxford Dictionaries has a nice little site where you can adopt a word to keep it from falling out of usage. Pick your word and then use it in conversation where you can to keep it alive.

I saved three words today. I suspect I’ll actually be able to use prandicle quite often.

(Thanks to BB for the fun link.)

3 Comments to I’m a word parent


The site is savethewords.org and very interesting. I did notice that prandicle, a word you chose, is still there and open for adoption..so the site must not have explicit faith that one adoptive parent will suffice.

czeltic girl

I was wondering why you were telling me what the site is. Then I realized I forgot the link. D’oh!


It’s okay…the whole parent thing makes you tired and forgetful…

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