Jackie posted about this awesome project that Oxford is conducting to increase the usage and comprehension of English words that are quickly becoming extinct.
In their words, "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 unused, unloved, and unwanted."
I have adopted two words:
1. Antipelargy - reciprocal kindness or love (especially the love children have for their parents)
2. Phylactology - the science of counter-espionage
By adopting a word, participants agree to try to use these words frequently in written and spoken conversation. I think I'll be able to use the first one but the 2nd one??? How often do you need to discuss "the science of counter-espionage"?"
Would you like to adopt an orphan word? You can go to www.savethewords.org to get started!