Save-a-Word Saturday (7)

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:

My word this week is:

foppotee n. – Simpleton

They thought him a lowly foppotee, a beggar and a fool. But they knew nothing of his past, or of his destiny.
He stared at the castle standing watch above its town, solemnly guarding its people from harm. He smiled, just a little, to himself, knowing that castle would someday be his home.

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Found this save the words wall, and noticed my lovely foppotee on it! Might be inspiration for future Saturdays, too!

5 Responses so far.

  1. A great word and a great, seemingly deviant, character. I love these vignettes that make you want to know more!
  2. Deshipley says:
    This once could end up among my favorite words. I love the look and sound of it. Cheers to your fetching choice, and a particularly lyrical first line. (:
  3. WOW, intriguing sentences! Sounds like the beginning of a novel!
  4. Tamara says:
    Haha…cool word! I found marmoreal, which is of or like a marble. Not sure how I'd ever use that, but it was interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope I see you over at the new one next week! 🙂

  5. foppotee? Absolutely have never heard or seen this one. And here you've saved it from obscurity! I'm looking this up to see where's it's been all my life.