Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

Save-A-Word Saturday (30)

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:
Wallpaper Removal

And the word of the day is…

Aeipathy n. – Continued passion; an unyielding disease

Mark walked into the living room, and dropped the bag of muffins he’d brought home for breakfast on the floor. He stared at Jasmine open-mouthed, his brain unable to cope with the sight before him. Jasmine had managed to push the armoire halfway across the room, and now she stood with one wrist chained to its door. She looked wild, like some strange beast held captive against her will, her body pressed against the blue-and-green plaid papered wall in a defiant pose, her eyes glaring across to him.

“Jasmine, honey,” he began slowly. Now he understood why she’d wanted him to go and get breakfast, when they had a kitchen fully stocked with more delectable things to eat.

He took a careful step towards her, not wanting to set her off. “Your aeipathy is astounding. It truly is.” He walked closer, each step hesitant. When he finally reached her, he gently cupped her face in his hands, and gave her a sympathetic smile. “But we’ve been over this a million times already. Like it or not, the wallpaper’s coming down.”


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