ENDANGERED WORDS: Caliginous

ENDANGERED WORDS: Caliginous

Today’s Endangered Word: Caliginous {kuh-LIJ-uh-nuss. Adjective; also noun form is Caliginosity}     Picture citation: http://www.lexicolatry.com/2013/12/caliginous-befogged-bedarkened.html   Mid 16th century Very rare Description Just one look at the picture, and I bet you can guess what caliginous means–or at least have a pretty strong idea. It’s a great word picture, one that suspense/horror writers and […]

ENDANGERED WORDS: Ballicatter

ENDANGERED WORDS: Ballicatter

(Picture from http://newfoundsander.wordpress.com/ 2014/03/10/snowy-cape-spear-petty-harbour/) Today’s Endangered Word: BALLICATTER {BAH-lee-cuht-er. Noun; also ballacader} Late 19th century Extremely Rare Description I’ll be honest . . . living in the Midwest, I don’t see a whole lot of Ballicatter. I think the only place I’ve really seen it is on television. I’d be interested to know if you’ve […]