Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Smir

Another Scottish word I've learned on my travels is smirs, which was taught to me by Dawn Brown (who also introduced me to some jolly good home baking). According to the dictionary, smir (or smirs, or even smirrs) is a form of light drizzle. Dawn tells me 'it's down from dreich, but up from scotch mist'.

It was smirring when we visited Crichton Castle. After it had smirred, the sun came out for us at Melrose Abbey.





8 comments:

  1. We learn something new everyday. Thanks for sharing and warm greetings to you!

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  2. we don't get many smirs in Florida. . .mostly downpours that can drown you.

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  3. Fascinating word ... I have enough trouble with English and some Cornish and now Cockney ... I'll stick down here ... but fun to read about - cheers Hilary

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  4. I think my brain, instead of having a brainstorm, is having a light drizzle aka smir.

    Gary.

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  5. Yes, we call it smirry rain at times and it exactly describes it!

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  6. By golly, it's been smirring in Phoenix off and on. Nice word, nice photos.

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  7. A smirry rain smears the windscreen. There must be a connection?

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  8. I don't mind a smir, sadly it's been a bit heavier than that recently.

    But it's always good to learn a new word, and sounds much better than light drizzle. :-)

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