Thursday, February 12, 2009

Interesting Site of the Day

Save a word! Every year hundreds of words are excised from dictionaries for lack of use. Go adopt a word, add it to your vocabulary, and save it from extinction.

By popular demand, our families word is ichthyarchy (n.) The domain of fishes. - Don't tell the captain you fell overboard, tell him you wanted to explore the ichthyarchy!

Since we have four separate ichthyarchies in our house, it seemed like a natural one to all of us. We'll see what the boys' teachers think of it tomorrow.

2 comments:

Becky said...

Cool site. I didn't formally adopt a word, because I didn't want to have to register. Still, I think I like the word adimpleate, meaning to fill up. There is also obarmate--to arm against.

Perpetual Beginner said...

I like those, Becky. Particularly obarmate. I love obscure words with very particular meanings.