As I drove home from work this afternoon, I heard this brief story on NPR’s All Things Considered. The gist? There are so many words that have been neglected for so long, they’ve been all but banished from the dictionary. They need someone to reintroduce them into our everyday lexicon.
In short: these words need a home. Won’t you adopt a word?
If you do visit savethewords.org, be sure to make sure the volume is turned up. And if you choose to adopt one of these words? Well, prepare yourself for the adulation. Hilarious.
locupletative adj. tending to enrich
It slowly dawned on him that the locupletative classes he was attending only served to enrich the instructor’s bank account.
Cool word, huh? I just adopted it. I think it was a very locupletative thing to do.