Save-A-Word Saturday (16)

Save-a-Word Saturday

The rules run thusly:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to this one. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under our pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog.

2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, “Dihydrogen Monoxide” is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you’re having trouble coming up with something on your own.

3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.

4. Add your post to the linky list below (it’s down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!

5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.

This week’s theme is:
Tea

 Namelings n. – Persons bearing the same name

“Oh come on, it’ll be fun!” Melissa tugged at Mel’s shirt, stretching the material of the sleeve. Mel grit her teeth, giving her friend a pointed stare and shaking her head.

“A tea party. For girls named Melissa. Are you serious?”

“Doesn’t it sound exciting? Local girls named Melissa. Complete strangers with one important thing in common. I think it sounds like a great social experiment, don’t you?”

“No, actually, I don’t. I think it sounds like some bizarre cult establishment. A bunch of namelings all together sipping tea in, where’d you say it was?”

Melissa tugged at a loose strand of hair. “Mmm, somewhere on 54th?”

“The industrial district. Right. Tea time in the warehouse. Doesn’t sound suspicious at all.”

6 Responses so far.

  1. Wow. This sounds like the beginning of a very interesting story. Tea in a warehouse = the perfect recipe for adventure.
  2. tea in a warehouse with a bunch of Melissas, that is.
  3. So funny. Were I named Melissa, I'd probably be sorta interested in such a tea party get together! Very nice word. Kinda sounds like a horror/sci fi flick occurrence. Writer’s Mark
  4. Deshipley says:
    Great scene, Mere! A namelings warehouse tea party is a setup brimming with possibilities. (:
  5. Love this word! So cool!! It's one of those things you know there should be a word for but you just haven't heard it… And your snatch of writing is intriguing as always. 🙂
  6. Andy David says:
    Congratulations on completing the A-Z Challenge! Just cruisin' by to say hello from the 2013 Post A-Z Road Trip.
    Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn…

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