10 November 2010


Tuesday, NPR did an interesting story about a website which is trying to draw attention to words that have been dropped (or are in danger of being dropped) from dictionaries and everyday use. What a great idea! I love words and I don't care if I use words that people don't understand. I long ago stopped playing dumb just to fit in. There is nothing wrong with using multisyllabic words to convey a point. If you don't know what the words mean, look them up!

I went to the site and adopted the word "latibule" (see image) which means "hiding place." When you adopt a word, you have to promise to use it as often as possible every day.

So, I am encouraging all my readers to emerge from their latibule, go visit this site and adopt an orphan word yourself!

1 comment:

Matt said...

I have adopted the word helctic, meaning to prolong or draw out.