If you like to adopt things like highways and puppies, here’s something new for you. The Oxford English dictionary is trying to save words that die off from the language due to lack of use. By adopting a word and then working it into conversation as often as possible, you too can save a dying word. It’s a fun and playful way to spread awareness about this sad trend. I’m now the proud new adoptive parent of “snollygoster” meaning:
One, especially a politician, who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles.
That’s so much better than what I’ve been calling them up to now. I can’t wait to work that one in to my happy hour tonight. Find your favorite at savethewords.com