Every week, I add a word of the week to my Facebook page. Sometimes they’re words I don’t know, sometimes they’re words I know with unusual etymology, and sometimes they’re just words that sound nice (and, very occasionally, they’re words I’ve found after sticking my finger in the dictionary). I’ve collated them all here for your viewing pleasure.

A note on the order of the posts

These are in the order I posted them on Facebook. Sometimes they have topical references, which might not make sense if you’re reading this in the future. Sorry about that. I’ve grouped them by month here (which does draw attention to the fact that I do miss the odd week – I’m sorry about that too).

(Oh, and the lovely quote at the top of this page is from a book called ‘Landmarks’ by Robert Macfarlane. It’s provided the inspiration for lots of these words of the week.)

2019

2018

2017