I’m embracing a term I learned by blog hopping—blogcation. I think most people use it when they are not going to post a blog or two. I’m using in the context that I won’t be visiting blogs. For the next week I’ll be completely offline.
Typing that previous sentence was enough to send chills down my spine, so I have to remind myself it’s for fun reasons. It’s been a while since I’ve been unplugged. It’ll take some adjustment on my part, but I think I’m up for it.
When I get back I’ll be frantically trying to catch up on all the excellent blogs I‘ve missed, so I may have to steal the idea from this cartoon.
Used with permission from Debbie Ridpath Ohi at Inkygirl.com.
The term blogcation has yet to hit the dictionary, but it seems to be making the rounds and isn’t in jeopardy of fading away anytime soon. However, many words are facing extinction. You can help save these words by adopting one or more. Be prepared to feel the tug on your heart strings as the words call out to you in their desire to be ‘saved.’ Go to Save the Words, find the word(s) you wish to save and make a pledge.
The pledge states, “I hereby promise to use this word, in conversation and correspondence, as frequently as possible to the very best of my ability.” The site also has suggestions for other ways to use the words, such as pet names, skywriting or during a scrabble game.
There are little known words such as:
Pamphagous – eating or consuming everything
Drollic – pertaining to puppet shows
Jussulent – full of broth or soup
Avunculize – to act as an uncle
Others are a bit more nostalgic. Ten-cent store is available. For the younger readers, these stores were the predecessors to today’s Dollar Stores. Microcopy is also offered. Again, for younger readers, these were copies produced by microfilming. What’s microfilming? You can find all you want to know and more on Wikipedia.
In my absence this week, I’m hoping many of these words find a happy home.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope to see you again next Monday.
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