OCTOBER OBSOLETE: Reviving words that kids will love… like DESTICATE

365 DAYS OF LITERACY FOR KIDS!

DAY 277 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids:

Obsolete words are no longer in general use and may have fallen out of favor for nearly a century or more, but who says obsolete and rarely used words can’t be revived by kids who love words?

Today’s word is desticate, a verb derived from the Latin desticare, meaning to squeak as a shrew-mouse.

Kids will love the word desticate because it speaks to mice and rats.  Yes, desticate also refers to the squeal of a rat...


Sounds are interesting and intriguing words to describe.  Try this one:  The destication of the girls in the haunted house was deafening.

Let’s put our ears to the ground and listen for destication

Use desticate and destication with your kids and grandkids today!  

And join me each day here for OCTOBER OBSOLETE – 365 DAYS OF LITERACY FOR KIDS! – fun, easy and completely do-able!

 

 



OCTOBER OBSOLETE: Reviving words that kids will love… like DESTICATE was last modified: October 5th, 2011 by Sharon Couto
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OCTOBER OBSOLETE: Reviving words that kids will love… like DESTICATE was last modified: October 5th, 2011 by Sharon Couto