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Amy Duncan (X)  Identity Verified
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Dec 2, 2010

For my English-speaking colleagues...don't know it this has been posted here before, but it's a kick:

http://www.savethewords.org/

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Enjoy!


 

Alison Sabedoria  Identity Verified
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Thanks, Amy! Dec 2, 2010

I've already adopted obstrigillate (as if I needed any more ways to say "no!") and have passed on the link to my FB circle.

A simple fun idea!

Alison


 

Helen Shiner  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Me, too! Dec 2, 2010

I've gone for essomenic which will come in handy when I read the tea leaves!

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
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I wish... Dec 2, 2010

...a myriander translators had visited the site to choose their words!

[Edited at 2010-12-02 19:54 GMT]


 

Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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It's hard not to be greedy... Dec 2, 2010

It's like going to the SPCA.... I want to adopt them all! What a great site. Thanks for posting, Amy.

 

Amy Duncan (X)  Identity Verified
Brazil
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TOPIC STARTER
Goody! Dec 3, 2010

I'm glad everyone's having fun with this! icon_smile.gif

 

Agnese Gorgolini  Identity Verified
Italy
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Proud mother of ptochology... Dec 3, 2010

...the study of poverty. We're all facing the crisisicon_wink.gif
Have a nice day, greetings from Italy!
Agnese


 

Rachel Fell  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Just choosing... Dec 3, 2010

...I may be a while, as I like looking through them, and have just seen "modernicide", which I rather likeicon_wink.gif

 

Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 06:46
Member (2010)
Spanish to English
I've also been browsing... Dec 3, 2010

...but I'm worried. How can I take the responsibility for a word on my own small shoulders? And what if it dies on me? Will it have been removed from the list.... never to be heard of again?
I don't think I'm ready to make this decision at this point in my life. However, if anyone tires of their responsibility, I could foster on a weekend basis.


 

Helen Shiner  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:46
Member (2008)
German to English
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Hi Emma Dec 3, 2010

I worried about this, too (sad, aren't we?), but it turned out that I could have adopted the same word as Wordeffect, which may be because the system had not updated or that the responsibility of rescuing these words for posterity is, in fact, accorded to teams of the willing.

 


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