?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

some words

Well, bog, marsh, and swamp seem to overlap a fair amount. Merriam-Webster has the following:

bog: wet spongy ground; poorly drained usually acid area
marsh: tract of soft wet land usually characterized by monocotyledons (as grasses or cattails)
swamp: a wetland often partially or intermittently covered with water, esp. one dominated by woody vegetation.

I think we were in something between a marsh and a swamp... it's often partially or intermittently covered with water, but it's not dominated by woody vegetation (though there are trees in it). It's definitely more "characterized by monocotyledons"

Tonight's Japanese word: 砕く (kudaku)--I wonder if this will appear as kanji or not in the Journal. It means to break, smash, crush, grind, but I always think of it in terms of battering at a wall until it comes crashing down--or doesn't. Not sure if that's an appropriate way to use it, though. Remind me, when I'm battering at some wall, that it might be better just to turn around and walk in the other direction, or to dissolve and pass right through the wall, or to try climbing over it.<--not trying to say anything significant, just free associating. Sometimes if you stick words together, it sounds as if they're trying to say something, but really they're just there, like poetry words on the fridge.

Latest Month

April 2018
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Paulina Bozek