Adopt a Word

Ever wonder what happens to words like ‘riviation’ and ‘scaevity’? Like me, you’ve probably never heard of them, but they are apparently words in need of a bit of attention. There a thousands of words in the english language in danger of dying out, and finally, there’s a solution – www.savethewords.org – a site dedicated to preserving some of the more obscure parts of our vocal heritage. Log on, find a random word and adopt it as your own. Brilliant.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.