The ‘silly season’ appears to be over …the Christmas and New Year
eating and drinking in excess festivities have finished and life will soon return to how it was before.
But before the year proper begins here’s a little bit of fun in the form of
Did you know:–
- That the yucky feeling you get from overindulging has a name – crapulence’.
I kid you not – feeling like crap is a real thing….. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crapulent
- The metal cage (that wire contraption) on the champagne bottle (or sparkling wine as we have to call it here in Australia) that thing that confuses many people is called ‘agraffe’ and does actually have a purpose. Basically it’s to hold the cork in….https://glossary.wein.plus/agraffe
If you draw the short straw and it’s your job to ‘pop the bubbly’ here’s how to do it.
- So we’ve eaten and drunk and resorted to closing our eyes and rubbing our hands over them….enter the ‘phosphenes’ – all those moving bits of squiggles and light…..https://www.allaboutvision.com/symptoms/phosphenes/
- You decide to go to bed and sleep it off….positive you could stay there until ‘overmorrow’ but you got the ‘wambles’ and that put paid to that …..https://www.dictionary.com/browse/overmorrow – https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/wamble
And while you were there your scholarly child brings you school work to look at – seemingly it’s about things called ‘glabella’ and ‘columella nasi’
I’m wondering if there’s a word for the fact that I hadn’t noticed this mural before.
I saw it in November (when I took this photo) but didn’t remember seeing it before
Seemingly…it was painted a month prior to the last time I parked there….in July.
Possibly ‘unobservant’ is the one I’m looking for!