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“Pick me!” 

“Choose me” 

“Yes … yes  …  Me!” 

“Over here!”

“Hello”

“Oy! Oy!”

How irresistibly cute is this site!   If you love words – English words – you’ll be captivated by this charming site developed by Oxford English Dictionary.  As an attempt to save words that are fading from use readers are encouraged, as explained in the ‘Adopt a word’ tab, to adopt a word to save it from extinction:

Each year hundreds of words are dropped from the English language.

Old words, wise words, hard-working words.  Words that once led meaningful lives but now lie unused, unloved and unwanted.

Today 90% of everything we write is communicated by only 7000 words.

You can change all that.  Help save the words!

Just run your mouse over the words on this site to hear words pleading with you to select them!  Select from any of the tabs to adopt a word, spread the word or receive an email word of the day.  It’s hard to resist engaging with this site!

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