Adopt an Endangered Word

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Save the Words is a new web-based campaign to save endangered words. According to their website, hundreds of long out-of-use words are deleted from the dictionary every year leaving us with only 7,000 accounting for almost all of our daily communication.

To get involved, all you have to do is cruise on over to their website and play with the funky interface. Endangered words call out to you, and when you find one you like you just have to agree to say it in everyday speech. And just like that you’ve adopted a word. Don’t be senticous.Give it a shot.


Salvatore Pane is a writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His fiction has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Quick Fiction, Weave, We Are Champion, Corium Magazine and others. His debut graphic novel, The Black List, will see publication later this year from Arcana Comics. He blogs at www.salvatore-pane.com. More from this author →