Usward

Today’s Best Word Ever is usward: toward us.

An adverb—Middle English (to) usward, from to + us + -ward—intriguing in that in Modern English we move forward, backward, inward, outward, upward, skyward, downward, leeward, northward, eastward, southward, westward, leftward, and rightward, but rarely, if ever, usward. Why?

Duke bounded after the ball and raced usward for another round of fetch.

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Coming February 1, 2012

ONE MONTH OF UNDULATING OCTOPUS LOVE

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