Save-A-Word Saturday,  Writing

Save-A-Word Saturday (8)

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:

Okay, this week I’m veering off the mark a bit. I’m not really sure this counts as a lost word, because it is only truly a word in the context of a show. But it should be a real word, because it is a great one. So I will post it anyways.

My word for this week is:

Wemble – v. to be indecisive, to go back and forth without being able to make up your mind.

“You wemble far too much. It’s not a difficult decision. Pick a damn sandwich and let’s go!”

“Do you realize this sandwich could change my entire fate? It’s a much more important decision than you realize.”

Jake stared at Peter for a long moment, and then doubled-over in laughter.

“Sometimes I really wonder about you,” he said, shaking his head. “But then you say something like that, and I remember why you’re my best friend.”

Peter smiled, his focus stuck on the sandwiches laid out before him.


So, wemble. Wemble comes from Fraggle Rock, and the character of Wembley. Wembley is a lovable fraggle who is always indecisive.

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I love this word, and we actually use it in my household. My husband is a wembler! It’s a wonderful descriptor, and I highly recommend trying it out.

I also wanted to post a video of Wembley, just because he’s cute and I love Fraggle Rock. There are so many clips I could use of Wembley, but I decided to go with this one. How can you not love this guy?



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