Admit it: When you read the post title, you were expecting me to have a photo of this—
or to announce that I was “with child.” Well, sorry to disappoint but none of those things is true. Instead, I’ve lured you into this post to tell you about a word I adopted. “What?” you say. “Did I read that right? Did Jenners say she adopted a word?” Yes, I did, and you can too.
It all started when I read about the Save The Words campaign over at The Ratio of Failures. Basically, the idea behind Save The Words is that you can adopt a word that has been removed from Oxford English Dictionary due to its obsolescence in the English language. The site is amazingly fun. Not only do you get to see a bunch of words presented in a very colorful and eye-pleasing fashion, but they actually talk to you (“Pick me!” “Over here!” “Me! Me!”) in cute little voices. I spent more time than I should have poking around all these poor neglected words looking for my word. My only real requirement was that I wanted to be able to pronounce it and could easily remember what it meant. And then I found it … my word, which I adopted for the amazing low price of $0.00. So now it is up to me to save this poor little word and give it new life, which I will do for the remainder of this post. So, without further ado, let me introduce you to:
Jobler is a noun that means “one who does small jobs.”
Allow me to use it in a variety of sentences.
- Now that I’m a paid jobler, I don’t have the time to blog like I used to.
- Of course, I’m still an unpaid jobler at home too.
- This seems unfair, but I suspect the life of most joblers is unfair.
- How does one stop being a jobler and get to do big jobs?
- Of course, some would say “there are no small jobs, just joblers.”
- Jobler rhymes with cobbler.
- Yum … cobbler.
- Oops … wait, I lost my train of thought.
- That often happens when you are a jobler; you’re easily distracted because the tasks you are doing don’t take too much concentration.
- But wait … you could be a cobbler jobler (in other words, you just make small parts of shoes).
- Are there even cobblers anymore in this world or are they becoming obscure like jobler?
So, to sum up, I’ve adopted the word jobler. I used it repeatedly in an effort to pound it into your head. Now I challenge you to leave me a comment using jobler in a sentence. I think my work is done here.