Save-a-Word Saturday (6)

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:
Picket Fences

My word this week is:

 diloricate v. – To rip open a sewn piece of clothing.

“If you’re not careful, you’ll diloricate your new dress climbing over that picket fence.”

“My dear boy, there is more at stake here than a bit of ruined clothing.” She flashed him a mischievous grin, and hauled herself upwards.

5 Responses so far.

  1. Hah! They sound like quite the duo. Nice word–I am (unfortunately) quite sure I will find use for it now and then…
  2. Great intrigue in such short sentences! Love the word.
  3. AFord says:
    Haha, what a cute storyline with a twist.

    Mum must have shook her head many times in my youth thinking of this word while I played in mud, hopped fences, slid into home plate, etc.

  4. Deshipley says:
    I have a tailor friend who will enjoy this word. (:
  5. Mere Joyce says:
    Haha, this word would be kind of awesome for a tailor, wouldn't it?

    It just seemed quite fitting for the theme =D