Saturday, April 6, 2013

Save a Word Saturday (#15)

Welcome to Save-a-Word Saturday, a new blog hop hosted by The Feather and the Rose.
The aim is to spread love of old and unusual words by sharing them with other bloggers and thereby saving these precious, wonderful, whirling words from the dusty, lonely corners of the oldest, least visited vaults of the Word Bank.
The rules run thusly:
1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to The Feather and the Rose. The easiest way to do that would be to grab the code under the pretty Save-a-Word Saturday button. Just copy and paste it into the HTML part of your blog. 
2.  Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is not an acceptable choice).
3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.
4. Add a link to your blog in the linky list below (it's down there somewhere). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!
5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.
This week's theme is:
And the word I have chose is:

salaciousadj. - obscene; lascivious. salacity, n.
 And my ever so wordy sentences are:

Though attempting to tiptoe as quietly as possible, Timothy had not been able to sneak past the kitchen to his bedroom at the late hour.  The light flipped on with his mother sitting facing him from the kitchen table.

"Well hello, son.  Your footsteps gave away your salacious behavior of tonight," she said with bright sternness.

Timothy just stood and sputtered as she glared at him, at a total lack of any explaination.


  1. For some reason, I'm thinking that this is one nasty Mama. Wonderful word :)

  2. Whoopsies, Timothy -- should have had a story ready!

  3. I wonder what salacious activities he'd been up to!

  4. Haha--I would have shrieked and jumped three feet in the air.