"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 1 September 2013


 Conjugalism as a word no longer exists - it is obsolete.  But hopefully the act it portrays still lives.  Conjugalism is the art of making a good marriage. Magazines have been attempting to teach us the art of conjugalism since at least 1823 according to Ammon Shea in 'Reading the Oxford English Dictionary'. Indeed, I bet there were writings on the subject in ancient Greece.  How sad that the word has fallen out of use.


  1. It needs to be revived, as the statistics show. It's becoming a lost art, which is sad.

  2. It truly is an art, to make a good marriage!
    Conjugalism sounds strange, not nice at all, but I guess I have a bit of an aversion to most -isms.