Doing my duty to save our language

In this week’s Savage Love, Dan mentioned that after a visit to NPR’s The Next Big Thing, he was challenged with resurrecting a few words that have fallen into obsolescence. Although they were all perfectly fine words, my personal favorite–and the one that I can see pushing into very relevant usage these days–is kakistocracy (a society governed by its worst citizens).

In fact, I’m going one step further. I bet we would actually find that there will be quite a few posts that would easily fit into the kakistocracy category.

2 thoughts on “Doing my duty to save our language”

  1. That’s a great idea– but hopefully we’ll have to retire the category after Nov. 2… although I guess it is still likely to apply to the legislative branch.

  2. I thought of that, but somehow I think we’ll continue to find plenty of other examples of kakistocracy to blog about. California isn’t going away in Nov, right?

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