Yay for summer reading and for the most awesome magazine on the shelves at the moment – Mindfood. While tiki touring down south over Christmas-New Year, I found a small article on a very cool website created by Oxford Dictionaries. The good people at Oxford claim that 90 per cent of everything we write is communicated by only 7,000 words (the shame of it) so they’ve launched a campaign to help save words. At www.savethewords.org, you can adopt a word and then promise to use it in conversation and correspondence as often as you can. You can even buy the t-shirt….how cool is that?
For the record I’ve adopted, vacivity a noun meaning emptiness – sounds like a gloomy choice but I went for a word I could spell and pronounce in the hope that I might live up to my promise! I’m hoping to share this site with a class or two this year just as a general motivator really… will let you know how that goes!
Better go, the vacivity of the upstairs lounge, which until recently reverberated with sound of electronic light sabres and small boys jousting, has fallen silent which can only mean one thing – time to eat!