I heard about this from fellow blogger, Zee. The Oxford Dictionary is asking us bibliophiles to adopt a word that has fallen into
disuse and use it. It’s called Save the Words. I adopted the word
utible, or useful.
Such a lovely word. They suggest I use it in
- as a pet’s name
- in scrabble
- in skywriting
- in a text message
- as a moniker
- as graffiti
All excellent suggestions. I’ll have to think about it.
Here’s the rub: I think it’s already too late for the word utible (spellcheck on my browser doesn’t recognize it). I forgot what it meant so plugged it into Google (define:utible) and got no results. So I entered it into dictionary.com and they too provided zip. As a last resort, I went to Merriam Webster. With the original dictionary-maker, I figured they had to know.
I’m going to go back and adopt a different word.