Thursday, 2 July 2009

pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)

There are some people who believe that Eskimo have some large number of words for snow, and/or that this is somehow significant.

Someone on a mailing list just pointed out that English has nearly 100 terms for different clouds (though many of those are a basic noun combined with a more specific adjective).

I wonder whether English speakers are obsessed with clouds, then.

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Thursday, 2 July 2009 18:31
pne: A happy dolphin emerging from water (amused)

I'm amused that there's an island called the I love you... I mean, Isle of Ewe.

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pne: A picture of a plush toy, halfway between a duck and a platypus, with a green body and a yellow bill and feet. (Default)
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