I was just alerted to an interesting website that tries to get people to "adopt" a word that is verging on extinction. Actually, if you see the words, you understand why they're becoming extinct.
It's like one of the laws of web 2.0 - keep things simple, nobody really wants or needs lots of different ways of saying something, or words that encapsulate the meaning of 4 or 5 other words.
It's easier to remember the 4 or 5 other common words than the one funny word that nobody ever uses.
But despite the above reasoning, I do find new words interesting. And I reckon if one took my fancy, I may just be tempted to slip it into conversation sometime (sure, right, and I live in Holland so that's gonna go down great!.. we'll see :D)
Here are 3 words that I just noticed on the site:
Casitive - Has grammatical cases - e.g. you could call a language that uses cases a casitive language. ... I think German is a casitive language come to think of it... :)
Lubency - pleasure/ willingness
Impudicity - hmm. I've lost that word now.. but it sounded kinda cool :)
The web site is: http://www.savethewords.org/