new vocabulary

Two phrases that have probably been around for years but I’ve only heard them for the first time in the last week or so.

graupel

Heard this on “Dermot and Dave” on TodayFM during an interview with Carlow Weather. We had it a few times during the very cold days during the first part of last week.

small particles of snow with a fragile crust of ice; soft hail.

Irish Central

type II fun

I came across this in a Bikepacking.com article. Although it’s a new phrase for me it’s definitely one I’ve experienced before!

Type 2 fun is miserable while it’s happening, but fun in retrospect. It usually begins with the best intentions, and then things get carried away. Riding your bicycle across the country. Doing an ultramarathon. Working out till you puke, and, usually, ice and alpine climbing. Also surely familiar to mothers, at least during childbirth and the dreaded teenage years.

REI.com

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2 thoughts on “new vocabulary

  1. threewheelsonmywaggon

    The definition of words changes all the time. Gay (when you would leap and shout) Fairy (enchanting) Camping (dressing up with the scouts) Aids (powder milk sent to the Sahara) a Pouf (something for your feet) Fruit (something nice to eat) Queen (an old tart in a tiara). Think about how they are used today.

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