The obscure word of the week is surficial

There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is surficial. This means something relating to the Earth’s surface, and is a geological term of nineteenth century origin. Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this… More The obscure word of the week is surficial

The obscure word of the week is salicional

There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is salicional. This is a specific tone colour (‘stop’) on a pipe organ with a softer, ‘willowy’ sound. From 19th century German salix (‘willow’). Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two)… More The obscure word of the week is salicional