“Every thing here looks squally.”

….from the program for 1837: The Farmers’ Revolt

squal·ly
[ˈskwôlē]

ADJECTIVE
squallier (comparative adjective) · squalliest (superlative adjective)
  1. (of weather) characterized by squalls:
    “squally showers”
    synonyms:stormy · gusty · gusting · blustery · blustering · windy · blowy · wild · tempestuous · rough

    The use of the word “squally” in the program described the atmosphere of dissent in the rural areas of Upper Canada in 1837.

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A ‘Commingling’ of Swans, Gulls, Ducks and Geese

….after discovering some unfamiliar words in the latest book I’m reading

I thought it might be fun to take new words and find photos to illustrate their meaning.

com·min·gle
[kəˈmiNGɡ(ə)l, käˈmiNGɡ(ə)l]

VERB
commingles (third person present) · commingled (past tense) · commingled (past participle) · commingling (present participle)
  1. mix; blend:
    “the dust had commingled with the rain” · “publicly reproved for commingling funds”
ORIGIN
early 17th cent.: from com- ‘together’ + mingle.
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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Tombstones or Cemeteries

….thanks to Cee for this unusual theme for the week Fun Foto Challenge

I saved this challenge until I came across an interesting cemetery. This didn’t happen until last week when my friend D and I took a tour of some old churches on the west side of Lake Simcoe. Two of the churches had cemeteries attached to the church grounds.

In the last cemetery we found the tombstone for Stephen Leacock, the famous writer and humorist. For more information about Leacock’s life look here.