When I came across this word on Dictionary.com, I just had to use it for Save-A-Word Saturday, because it truly made NO sense to me! My writing actually clarified it for me.
Today's theme is: roses
My word today is: skeuomorph: [skew-uh-morph] (noun) an ornament or design on an object copied from a form of the object when made from another material or by other techniques, as an imitation metal rivet mark found on handles of prehistoric pottery.
And here's my writing for this word:
“Come stand next to me Maggie. Right here, next to those wire roses. And be sure you smile this time.”
“Those aren’t wire roses, mom. That’s a skeuomorph design. Again you’re not looking at the big picture. See, if you back up, you’ll see that the roses are welded into the wrought-iron gate. You can tell that the roses are actually made of silver, but somehow aged to look almost exactly like wrought-iron. It’s quite amazi...“
“Alright already. Just get over here and take this picture. Dancing With the Stars is about to start!”
1. Create a lovely blog post that links back to The Feather and The Rose blog - our host.
2. Pick an old word you want to save from extinction to feature in your blog post. It really must be an old word, not just a big one. We are trying to save lovely archaisms, not ugly giants (for example, "Dihydrogen Monoxide" is not an acceptable choice). Luciferous Logolepsy is a great database of lovely words if you're having trouble coming up with something on your own.
3. Provide a definition of your word. Use your word in a sentence (or even a short paragraph) vaguely related to the theme we have chosen this week. You may also add visual or musical interpretations of your word or your sentence. In fact, add anything that moves your creative spirit.
4. Add your post to the linky list below (sometimes I add it later in the day). Then hop to as many other blogs as you can in search of as many wonderful words as possible!
5. Use as many of the words as you can on the people in your life. Do leave us a note or add something to your own post to let us all know what wonderful old word you whipped out to befuddle your friends and relations.