I recycle. I even had to buy a second 50 gallon recycling bin from the city because I often had more than would fit in a single can.
I compost. Even though my garden was a disaster for the past two year and I gave up gardening, I still have the happiest, healthiest earthworms in the entire neighborhood.
It only makes sense, therefore, that I do the same with words. English has an impressive vocabulary – more than many other languages. However, there are words that have left common usage – some of which I believe, by gum, should be recycled.
All definitions courtesy of http://dictionary.reference.com/
Kerfuffle: ker·fuf·fle [ker-fuhf-uhl] noun Chiefly British Informal. a fuss; commotion.
Whither: whith·er [hwith-er, with-]
- to what place? where?
- to what end, point, action, or the like? to what?
- to which place.
- to whatever place.
Methinks: me·thinks [mi-thingks] verb (impersonal), past me·thought. Archaic. it seems to me.
So as my grandson says, “Dude, this is awesome!” I now can respond with, “From whither comes this kerfuffle? Methinks it is unseemly!”
(Snuck one more in on you, didn’t I?)