As a lot of this blog is about writing, I wanted to write a regular article on my favourite forgotten words. You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit at the back of our minds, gathering dust, having been discovered years ago in literary classics like Dickens, or Austen. They are the spices of the literary world, but I refuse to let them sit in a cupboard and be ignored until they go out of date! Let’s bring them back!
This month’s word is: SAPID
1.having a pleasant taste
2.agreeable or engaging
Sorry to break the news but this is the last ever Lost Words! I know, I know, you’re devastated and probably crying but fear not, I have some exciting new series planned for 2020 so there’ll be plenty more to keep you entertained.
For now though, let’s chat about sapid. Is it a word you’ve ever used before? No? Me neither. I think it’s quite a weird one because when you say it, it sounds like it should mean something horrible rather than something nice. If I ever described my mum’s cooking as sapid I’d get a look and, quite possibly, a smack. It just doesn’t sound like a compliment. This one comes with an advisory notice! Use it at your own risk because might misunderstand what you mean!