Saturday, December 15, 2012

Save a Word Saturday

Save-a-Word Saturday

Welcome to Save-a-Word Saturday, a blog hop hosted by The Feather and the Rose
The aim is to spread love of old and unusual words by sharing them with other bloggers and thereby saving these precious, wonderful, whirling words from the dusty, lonely corners of the oldest, least visited vaults of the Word Bank.

The rules run thusly:

1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to The Feather and the Rose. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under their 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).
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 a link to your blog in 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: FREEDOM

My word:
Gallimaufry (/ˌgaləˈmôfrē/): a confused jumble or medley of things; a hash made from diced or minced meat.

Relishing his newfound freedom from his overbearing family, Dalton delighted in assembling a gallimaufry of ancient tortoise shells in his backyard.


  1. So glad you also put how to pronounce that. Great sentence. Scary, thing is, I could see someone doing that.
    I'm following now - a follow chocolate everywhere ;)

  2. Yay! Thanks fo hopping by and helping us Save All the Words. Great word, by the way :)

  3. Bahaha Dalton sounds like quite the character... I think your family would have to be really awful if that's the kind of thing you started doing when you moved out. Lol.

    Thanks for joining in! :D

  4. This idea is brilliant! Especially because English is my second language, so learning new-old-words is a great thing! :)


I love your comments! I try to respond to them...eventually!

This is now an award-free blog. I love and totally appreciate that you thought of me, but I know myself better than to think I would be organized enough to pass them along, and that doesn't seem fair.

Finally, if you're posting a URL, the code to make it actually link to your site is <.a href="your URL">your text<./a>, without the periods.