Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Saltativeness


So you decided to come back for another stimulating vocabulary word?  Super!

Today's word is: SALTATIVENESS

Saltativeness refers to the ability to hop, skip, or jump.  It kind of sounds like the amount of salt you can find in your food or something, right?  When I first saw this word, though, I remembered my high school Spanish class and the word "saltar."  Saltar means "to jump."

Wow.  You kind of got two words for the price of one, didn't you?

Reasons to know this word:
-You can say sentences like "His saltativeness makes him an excellent hurdler."  I don't know why you'd want to say things like that, but you totally could!
-You can revel in the humor of this: Saying saltativeness might initially seem simpler than saying "able to jump" since you're using fewer words.  Yet the word saltativeness and the phrase "able to jump" contains the same number of syllables.  Perhaps that's why people use the word so infrequently.

3 comments:

  1. Whee a two-fer! Your verbal saltativeness in the A-to-Z challenge is most impressive :-)

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  2. I totally thought this was salt related. Aren't words funny?

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  3. Better watch it, if you keep giving us bonus words we'll get greedy. :)

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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