Each Wednesday, on my Facebook profile, I use a word I recently learned that I find interesting. For example, today I used
Can one have lethologica over lethologica?
I call it #wordwednesday, the way #throwbackthursday is used as a weekly meme. It shares something anyone could be interested in, or use. It helps me retain a word I want in my vocabulary, even if not used often due to its lack of potential practical uses (as opposed to showing off at parties). It makes for a less mundane status update than the usual daily life thing or news shared by people on newsfeeds.
Seems Dictionary.com already has a #wordwednesday hashtag used for nominating an interesting word once each week. Well, lots of people won’t agree with that. With this, though, you pick your own interesting word and it benefits you for certain.
That’s why I do my version of #wordwednesday.
If you want a resource, there are many, including Pinterest boards on words. Here’s my board on English words, as well as one on non-English words that I wished were available in English. Well, that doesn’t stop me from using them or telling others about them! Just like how English incorporate so many words from so many other languages into English, I just do it informally ahead of the day when I know it will just have to be. 🙂
Give it a try! You can do it on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or any number of other social and less than social media. 🙂