Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A tantuple of drabble words

Back in May 2011 I took up the challenge by Oxford Dictionaries to save a word that was in danger of slipping from use and vanishing from our lexicon.  The word I chose was 'tantuple', which is a number multiplied by itself.  I've managed to use it a few times, but its not the easiest to drop into a conversation.  I can use it now as, as of Saturday, I have produced a tantuple of words from my drabbles - 100 stories each of 100 words.  Somewhat ironically, the save the words website has been closed down, so maybe there weren't that many words that needed saving after all.  As I announced a couple of weeks ago, I'm going to collect all the drabbles together into a collection - The Song of the Sea - and publish it as a free ebook later in the summer.  I'll announce my choice for the cover on Friday.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - I still like the word, even if the site has closed down. What a good idea to put your Drabbles together in a book; I'll be eager to get a copy. I look forward to seeing your cover choice.