Saturday, November 2, 2019

Who Knew?

I sometimes see people that I recognize from somewhere but I can't recall the name. It's worse when, like the time I went to introduce my boss (my boss from work!) and I could not for the life of me come up with her name. The Scottish have a word for that: TARTLE.

 Tartle
This Scottish word sums up in two syllables the moment when you’ve momentarily forgotten someone’s name (either one-on-one or when making introductions)! For those of us who tartle any time there are any introductions to be made, this word should be inducted into the English language on account of its sheer usefulness alone.

I have noticed this phenomenon while walking in the woods and been struck by the beauty, but I did not know there was a word for it.

  Komorebi
This beautiful Japanese word komorebi describes the light that filters through the leaves of trees and can also be used for the mist that catches sunlight in forest (say after a rain or on a humid day). The closest term in English would be god rays, though those specifically happen at dawn or dusk and are the rays of light that filter through the clouds.

I found these words HERE.


Have you ever read a list of things you should never put in the garbage disposal?It kind of makes me wonder just what a garbage disposal is actually good for.  I was surprised to learn that coffee grounds and egg shells are no-nos but I have learned about other things the hard way over the years. It never occurred to me that dairy products might have an environmental impact in such a negative way.  I do compost most everything else though, so I don't even use a disposal much at all. The place I take my compost in VT takes meat and bones and even greasy pizza boxes. It's a messy, stinky job but every little effort helps.

16 comments:

  1. We cannot use a composter. The bears like to dump them!

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    1. I take my compost to a facility in town that takes compostables from residents and commercial operations and then sells the composted material to gardeners.

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  2. I like those words, especially tartle. It happens to me fairly frequently!

    I don't have a garbage disposal nor a compost bin either. I don't have a garden and the local recylcling doesn't take compost. They do in the small I'm hoping to move to one day.

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    1. At some point composting will be required and our trash hauler will have to take that along with household garbage and recyclables, That was passed as a state law recently so now the trash haulers are left with the task of figuring out how to implement it.

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  3. Oh wow! That's a new word for me. I shall have to ask mom about it. I like it.

    And me? I'm always forgetting names, especially when I have to introduce people.

    We have a dear friend who is a plumber. He's told us a long time ago about coffee grains in the disposal, and carrot peelings, etc. I think I wrote a post on it too. We actually never use our garbage disposal.

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    1. Myabe it's better to have a tartle rather than a senior moment?

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  6. My grandmother called the twisted pieces of worn fabric hanging from my grandfather's sleeves tartles. My grandfather had a tendency to get his money's worth out of his clothes and he always had "filthy tartles" hanging off his sleeves. They were a match made in heaven. My grandmother's purpose in life was to rid this world of filth, and my grandfather delighted in keeping her busy.

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  7. I have an occasional tartle and it never fails to startle me. I wish we had a commercial composting business. I'd definitely use them.

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  8. I sometimes tartle, but not often. Lol. As for egg shells, I grind them in my garbage disposal in the sink every day. Never thought it was a bad thing to do.

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  9. "Tartle" is a word I need in my vocabulary.
    Light filtering through leaves is something I love, but I will never remember that word, so I just say, " Oh, look at the light!"
    Of course here in a big metropolitan area, we have garbage, recycling, and composting service. Before we had yard waste and compost service, all of our plant based kitchen scraps went into out own composting, which got buried in the raspberry patch, under ground cloth, to keep rodents out. Now I just run the disposal for the bits and pieces that get left in the sink when I clean it up after cooking.

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  10. We, as a society, are doing a better job of cleaning the environment. I have a septic system and have not had a disposal in years. I love expanding my vocabulary so thanks!

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  11. I LOVE those two words. There is nothing like knowing the exact word to use in a situation. And, as I have been guilty of Tartle more and more lately, I'm glad to know there is a fancy name for it.

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  12. I like the word Tartle, not because of what it means but the way it sounds. Mamihlapinatapai is not one I could pronounce and it sure is a long word for the meaning don't you think?
    Thank you!

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