Friday, December 3, 2010

I've adopted a word!

Words are traboccant, but may not be for long (but now that word, traboccant, will be because i just adopted it!  it means superabundant, which i'm pretty sure is a word i can use all the time) and Oxford Dictionary is out to change all that.

Each year hundreds of words are dropped from the English Language.
Old words, wise words, hard-working words.  Words that once led meaningful lives
but now lie unused, unloved and unwanted.

Today, 90% of everything we write is communicated by only 7,000 words.*

And that, my friends, seems downright injudicious!
Now's the time, with everything else in our society going to hell in a handbasket, the least we can do for one another is use some decent language.  Oxford Dictionary needs your help to save the words.
And all it takes from you is improving your vocabulary.

*excerpt from savethewords

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Molly! couldn't help myself, I had to adopt 'ten-cent store'..., I say really? How can we loose that? OX Hol