Pigeon

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by Rob MacKillop, Apr 4, 2022.

  1. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

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    Q2M, yellow filter, and morning haar. ​
     
  2. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Must admit, it took a while to spot the pigeon. A moody place.
     
  3. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Same pigeon in 1+3. They were in no mood to fly anywhere.

    One of the advantages of living here is the haars that drift in at this time of year. Do people here use the word haar? It’s apparently an old English word that is still common in Scotland for sea fog.
     
  4. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    I know the word, but rarely need to use it. Though, I never used the word 'spindrift' in my entire life until recently!
    These are great too, Rob.
     
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  5. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Spindrift is a word for poets. The rest of us just get laughed at :rolleyes:
     
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  6. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    My wife - lexicographer - tells me I am wrong. The word haar appears to have been from Old Norse, possibly arriving here from Middle Dutch, 17th-century.
     
  7. Chris Bennett

    Chris Bennett Well-Known Member

    A-haar!
     
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  8. Dave Farnes

    Dave Farnes Well-Known Member

    Never heard haar used in my part of the world, but thanks to a dear family friend of Scotts decent I do use the word dreich.
     
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  9. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Dreich is lamentably a much-used word in this part of the multiverse :(
     
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