Save the Words!

The Oxford English Dictionary has introduced a new online call-to-arms: Save the Words.org. Be sure to have the sound up on your computer!

So far I’ve adopted both magistricide (killing a teacher) and agonyclite (member of a heretical sect that stood rather than kneeled).

My favorite, however, is the word kalotypography, as described below:

kalotypography, from Savethewords.org

Seems like whatever OED editor wrote this entry has a very particular impression of us typophiles! Kudos for a hilarious example sentence that in no way helps demonstrate the definition of the word. I will now make a concerted effort to use this word and talk about myself all the time in order to bring this editor’s stereotype to sweet, sweet fruition.

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One thought on “Save the Words!

  1. I love the word kalotypography!
    Im currently including it in a graphic design project I’m working on, lets reintroduce it to the english language, through hashtags!
    So if you see something thats beautifully printed instagram, pinterest or tweet about it with #kalotypography

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