WOW: birl


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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.

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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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