Thought my bookish word-appreciating friends might enjoy this. As the English language evolves and new words are coined, many other words are lost as they go out of fashion or are simply no longer relevant. SAVE THE WORDS is attempting to curb that trend.
Logophiles can head over to the Save the Words website and either pick a lost word or be assigned one. A certificate is e-mailed to you with your word and you are charged with using it in a variety of ways to try and bring it back. I think you can even order a shirt with your word on it.
My word is "snollygoster." Sounds like something out of Dr. Seuss, doesn't it?
1. One, especially a politician, who is guided by personal advantage rather than by consistent, respectable principles.
2. a clever, unscrupulous person