WOW: birl


birlingThis week’s Word of the week is: birl.

To birl is to cause a floating log to spin by treading on it.  This is a short word that, for some reason, I find really interesting.

curlingThis is apparently an odd, northern sport, like curling.

I’m sure it’s just a wild coincidence that they rhyme.  But curling has made it to the Olympics, so who knows, maybe birling isn’t far behind.


About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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