Platyrhynchosian Philosophy !*

*Thanks for the title Richard – as always you found the perfect words!

The word for June 8th is:
Duck /dək/: [1. noun 2. verb]
1.1 A waterbird with a broad blunt bill, short legs, webbed feet, and a waddling gait.Old English duce from the Germanic base duck – expressing the notion of “diving bird”.
1.2 A pure white thin-shelled bivalve mollusk found off the Atlantic coasts of America.
1.3 An amphibious transport vehicle.
1.4 A quick lowering of the head.
Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch duiken and German tauchen ‘dive, dip, plunge’.
1.5 A strong linen or cotton fabric, used chiefly for casual or work clothes and sails.
Mid 17th century: from Middle Dutch doek ‘linen, linen cloth’; related to German Tuch ‘cloth’.
2.1 Lower the head or the body quickly to avoid a blow or so as not to be seen.
2.2 Plunge one’s head or body underwater briefly.
Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch duiken and German tauchen ‘dive, dip, plunge’, also to duck.
Four letters with seven different commonly used possibilities and at least four others according to the OED!



Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

4 thoughts on “Platyrhynchosian Philosophy !*”

  1. Reminds me of an areticle I saw recently on t he CBC website re philosophy according to cats..

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