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Efros
1272352.  Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:56 pm Reply with quote

nope seeing it here too

 
crissdee
1272357.  Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:48 pm Reply with quote

And here, but now it seems to have cleared itself.

 
monzac
1272361.  Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:00 am Reply with quote

It's still there on the previous page for me.

 
'yorz
1272364.  Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:38 am Reply with quote

Same here. Very odd indeed.

 
Spud McLaren
1272365.  Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:09 am Reply with quote

cherrycoke wrote:
Does anybody have a name for the white part of the bread? the brown outer bit has a name: the crust, shouldn't the part that makes up the majority of the bread also have a name? it does in some other languages but i'm buggered if i can find one in english.
It's called the crumb.

 
dr.bob
1272406.  Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:23 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
Very odd layout all of a sudden. Posters' names are bold blue, and the dividing line between them is nigh invisible, rendering the whole page really confusing.
Is it just me/my screen?


Seems to be a trailing tag left by one poster. I've fixed it now, though I'm surprised that it had such a major effect on all subsequent posts :-S

 
Bondee
1272459.  Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:57 pm Reply with quote

duglasbell@hotmail.co.uk wrote:
Wamble - stomach rumbling


Borborygmi

 
betterthantoday
1272668.  Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:22 am Reply with quote

I suppose a classic one is 'petrichor' (the smell of rain on dry earth) but I came across 'serein' a while back which is 'fine rain falling from a cloudless sky'.

My favourite one, and perhaps my favourite word ever is 'stillicide', for 'water falling in drops in succession'. Like from eaves or icicles. Or an annoying tap, I suppose.

 
Jenny
1272716.  Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:11 pm Reply with quote

Oh I like both of those (I already knew petrichor), and will ruthlessly steal them for a poem one day.

 
Efros
1272737.  Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:11 pm Reply with quote

I wonder if serein can be used in place of clear air precipitation, although that one seems to be used for ice rather than water.

 
'yorz
1272742.  Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:15 pm Reply with quote

Of course we knew petrichor. Wor Bondee told us ages ago. I passed it on to a Very Famous Author who collects those words, and am waiting for his new book where I will undoubtedly get credit.

 
dr.bob
1272833.  Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:10 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:
Oh I like both of those (I already knew petrichor), and will ruthlessly steal them for a poem one day.


What does 'stillicide' rhyme with?

In my head, it currently rhymes with "pesticide" :)

 
ali
1272837.  Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:34 am Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
What does 'stillicide' rhyme with?

In my head, it currently rhymes with "pesticide" :)


That seems to be correct.

 
Efros
1272840.  Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:43 am Reply with quote

Stillicide - Roman, civil, & Scots law : the servitude of eavesdrop binding a servient tenement to receive from the dominant tenement rainwater from the eaves of a building located on the latter.

Like that definition too, also the use of servient.

 
Jenny
1272885.  Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:26 pm Reply with quote

That's quite poetic!

 

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