Friday, April 20, 2012

R is for Rightify

~~~~~~Shore, glove, leaf, flower.~~~~~~~

Why bother with the word 'correct' or 'rectify' when you have this one to throw around? Much more elegant.

“I need to rightify my knitting.”

“Are you doing anything towards a rightify on that marriage of yours?”

“Those children of hers need a rightify.”

While we're on this, I'd love to have the opposite of rightify too. But alas, it is not to be.

And I feel that's a wrongify waiting for a rightify.

rightify v EDD ~ v Ir, ADD. To correct, rectify; put right (1924 ENGLAND 319).
P 148-61 Make a mistake ... rightify it. T 253/4-66 If I'd go wrong I'd rightify myself, but he's a long song. P 245-82 The drains on the Arterial is wrong in some places. And the Government will have to rightify them—the flooding in the fall showed that.

Today's post brought to you by the letter R from
"The Dictionary of Newfoundland English" in partnership with the rest of the alphabet beginning here.


  1. Another wonderful word, it will go on my list right now.

  2. Ut's a great word. I will need to rightify my vocabulary and add it right now.

  3. THanks for the new word! I love it and as a fellow "other sider" I may just adopt it!

    Visiting AtoZ , enjoying meeting new folks!

  4. I have plenty of things I should set out to rightify today! Thanks for the notion!

  5. What a wonderful word. I shall add it to my existing vocabulary of fixify, smartify and bodgify.

  6. This one doesn't quite fit into my brain like "quism". Love the unusual words! Happy A to Z!

  7. Fantastic! Tamil speaking South Indians do this all the time. They will use a Tamil word first like say Varuthu and add a fy to it. If you know Tamil you would understand it as fry it. Varuthu is to fry and when speaking in English you can not readily recollect the word fry, you simply use the Tamil equivalent and add a fy to it. It is fascinating to hear it.

  8. That's a great word! I think your blog is my favorite of those I've visited on this blog tour!

  9. Now that is a word that I will use from now on.


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