The other day I used my trusty old Oxford English Dictionary as a stepping stool when I needed to reach something on my top bookshelf. It got me thinking. How many of the seven inches of words between those tired old covers do I actually use?.
Then one thought led to another. There are hundreds, thousands even of words which have become neglected, forgotten or deleted only to be replaced with newbies like selfie, bouncebackability, gaydar and screenager. Horrid aren't they?
So I decided that my theme for this year's A-Z Challenge would be very short stories written around some of the old words we no longer use. For example, my first contribution will feature the verb absquatulate; don’t worry, I will provide a definition at the head of each post!
I am going to have fun!