Thursday, March 02, 2006

the sound of snow

The other day when it was snowing, we were speculating about whether it would hang around on the ground or just melt away. The weird thing is, every region has a different word for what it does when it doesn't melt.
  • In Hampshire (where I come from) it lays.
  • In Bristol, it pitches (apparently this comes from the sticky qualities of pitch).
  • In Surrey, it sticks.
  • In New Zealand, it settles.
What does it do where you come from?

3 comments:

Feena said...

In Staffordshire it sticks - but sadly not often enough!! We did wake up to about 1" this morning, but most of it has melted away now. I love snow and I wish I lived somewhere that got much more. I'm thinking of moving to Scotland to start with.

A little croft house on Skye...

Yvonne said...

Incidentally, it's true that the Inuit have a lot of words for snow.

Joe said...

In Scotland we simply remark, oh look's like spring...