Words

Word of the day: "clinkerbell" - icicle (Somerset; archaic). Other regional names for icicles include "aquabob" (Kent), "ickle"

Word of the day: "clinkerbell" - icicle (Somerset; archaic).
Other regional names for icicles include "aquabob" (Kent), "ickle"
(Yorkshire), "tankle" (Durham), "shuckle" (Cumbria) & "conkerbill"
(Newfoundland).


Cornish dialect: Conkerbell, Cockabell or Cockerbell………….. An icicle
according to The Ancient Language, and the Dialect of Cornwall, with an Enlarged Glossary By Frederick W. P. Jago

Cornish language: 

English Words

kleghi

kleghi

n.coll

Word of the day: “Eisvogel” - German for kingfisher, literally “ice-bird”; in Russian Зимородок, lit. “winter-born”

Word of the day: “Eisvogel” - German for kingfisher, literally
“ice-bird”; in Russian Зимородок, lit. “winter-born”. Names possibly
given because kingfishers appear in new territories when their
established fishing grounds freeze in winter.

'Apricity’ the warmth of the sun on a chilly day

Time once more for an old, old favourite: ‘apricity’ is the warmth of the sun on a chilly day.


Word of the day: "lands" - when mountains appear as silouhettes

Word of the day: "landskein" - the weaving & braiding of horizon lines, often seen most clearly on hazy days in hill country

Word of the day: "chime" - collective noun for wrens; the wren is also known as "druid" (Welsh), "little king" (Dutch) & "jenny"

Word of the day: "chime" - collective noun for wrens; the wren is also
known as "druid" (Welsh), "little king" (Dutch) & "jenny" (English).

Torschlusspanik - options are narrowing, that the boat is leaving

The ever-useful German word 'Torschlusspanik': the feeling that the
options are narrowing, that the boat is leaving, that you're too old.

Word(s) of the day: "zawn" - wave-smashed cleft or chasm in a sea-cliff (from Cornish sâwn/sawan)

When I wander | Dementia: The Journey Ahead

When I wander
don’t tell me to come and sit down.
Wander with me.
It may be because I am hungry, thirsty, need the toilet.
Or maybe I just need to stretch my legs.

When I call for my mother
(even though I’m ninety!)
don’t tell me she has died.
Reassure me, cuddle me, ask me about her.
It may be that I am looking for the security
that my mother once gave me.

When I shout out
please don’t ask me to be quiet…or walk by.
I am trying to tell you something,
but have difficulty in telling you what.
Be patient. Try to find out.
I may be in pain.

When I become agitated or appear angry,
please don’t reach for the drugs first.
I am trying to tell you something.
It may be too hot, too bright, too noisy.
Or maybe it’s because I miss my loved ones.
Try to find out first.

Don't look for the flaws as you go through life

AS YOU GO THROUGH LIFE

Don't look for the flaws as you go through life;

   And even when you find them,

It is wise and kind to be somewhat blind

   And look for the virtue behind them.

For the cloudiest night has a hint of light

   Somewhere in its shadows hiding;

It is better by far to hunt for a star,

   Than the spots on the sun abiding.

The current of life runs ever away

   To the bosom of God's great ocean.

Don't set your force 'gainst the river's course

   And think to alter its motion.

Don't waste a curse on the universe--

   Remember it lived before you.

Don't butt at the storm with your puny form,

   But bend and let it go o'er you.

 


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