Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Coming Out of the (Linguistic) Closet
Wayne State University's "Word Warriors" Web site, which can be seen here, is launching a crusade to 'bring good words back from oblivion.'
According to the website - 'Too often we limit ourselves to words that are momentarily popular or broadly applicable, and so rob ourselves of English’s inherent beauty and agility. Alarmed by this tendency, the Word Warriors of Wayne State University propose to help rejuvenate the language we love by advocating for words of style and substance that see far too little use.'
You can also submit words you feel need 'retrieval from the linguistic closet'.
Via - Wayne State University
Image - surrealmuse