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A wordy cause

Like words? Why not adopt an endangered one?

Improve your vocabulary and procrastinate your day away at, brought to you by the great folks who publish the Oxford English Dictionary (a.k.a. The OED).

All of the words on the site are in danger of being dropped from the English language. Ever hear of veprecose, coquinate, or tortiloquy? I told you they were endangered.

I was surprised to see ten-cent store on the list. I guess with inflation dollar store has taken over.

Anyway, here's my attempt to help. “I recently got back from my trip to the veprecose lands of southern Arizona.”

Veprecose: full of prickly shrubs or bushes.

Have fun!

(No squirrel today. I haven't met my writing goal yet. :-()

Tell your friends!


  1. Reply

    That’s a fun site! I’ll be passing it along to all my word-loving friends and family.

    I’m considering adopting the word “mingent,” but I’m not sure how often I’ll be able to use a word
    meaning “discharging urine” in my everyday conversation and correspondence. Of course, I do need to potty-train my son. That mingent child better learn to wear big boy underpants soon!

  2. Christine


    Okay, another confession. I am a lazy wordsmith. Love my synonym finder and my flip dictionary and my dashboard thesaurus. But too too lazy… to do more… aack.

    • Reply

      I’m pretty lazy myself. But, I do love words. And this is just for fun. You know, after you get in your 2000 words, read a craft book chapter, do your housework, cook dinner, spend time with your family, work out, sleep…

      Well, on second thought, maybe you should just skip it. ūüėČ

  3. Christine


    Work out? Oh, I forgot that part… no wonder my jeans are so dang tight….

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