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 […]

ENDANGERED WORDS: Afterwit

ENDANGERED WORDS: Afterwit

Today’s Endangered Word: Afterwit {AF-ter-wit. Noun; also after-wit} Late 16th century Extremely rare Description This is a fun word. It’s something I struggle with on a weekly basis, sometimes a daily basis, and I’m guessing you do, too. Unless you’re a silver-tongued individual, and then the rest of us are envious of you! Meaning Wisdom […]

ENDANGERED WORDS: Logodaedalus

ENDANGERED WORDS: Logodaedalus

Your endangered word for this Tuesday’s edition is . . . Logodaedalus {loh-guh-DEE-duh-luhs} Definition: “One who is cunning with words.” from http://www.janetteforeman.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Typewriter_words_21.jpg There you have it, folks! An inventor of words. Or, William Shakespeare. What creative sentences can you come up with? GO!

ENDANGERED WORDS: Pluviose

Endangered Words A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers “Pluviose” {PLOO-vee-ohs or PLOO-vee-ohz. Adjective} Late 19th century Very rare I love this word. Something about it makes it fun to say.  ~ According to the book Endangered Words by Simon Hertnon, pluviosity is the noun.  And what does it mean? “Of, relating to, or characterized by rain; […]

ENDANGERED WORDS: Curglaff

ENDANGERED WORDS A Collection of Rare Gems for Book Lovers “Curglaff” {KUR-glahff. Noun} Late 18th century Extremely rare Curglaff seems like a sound someone would say when surprised or frustrated, don’t you think?  Curglaff! Well, you’d be partially correct. ~ According to the book Endangered Words by Simon Hertnon, Curglaff is Scottish.  And what does […]