Robert L. Peters

3 February 2009

Save the Words…

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Each year hundreds of words are dropped from the English language. Old words, wise words, hard-working words. Words that once led meaningful lives but now lie abandoned and forgotten.

You can do your part. Help save the words! If not for yourself, then for generations to come. Now, you may ask, “What have future generations done for us lately?” Well, not much. But one day they’ll be grateful. You never know, they may even have a word to say about you…

The above is from Save the Words—if you’re a lover of neglected words, check it out here (where you can adopt a word, spread the word, etc.). Thanks to David Coates for the link.

Along a similar vein (protecting endangered words), below is one of a series of greeting cards for What? Clay Art & Curios that we developed last year (“Giglet” was first used by Will Shakespeare to describe a giddy, frolicsome girl—a word worth saving). More word rescue efforts are underway…

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