Wednesday, May 30, 2012
dauntless biscuits swifts
Service cover in street.
From a book called Etymologicon - A Circular stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language by Mark Forsyth which a friend sends me through the post I learn among other entertaining facts that the origin of the word biscuit comes from the French bis cuit, twice cooked.
At this time of year the same post comes to mind. Swifts: I hear them before I see them. The expanse of sky bordered by roof top, chimneys and finials and the burgeoning leaves of the lime tree is not large enough to capture them at first. But then what a pleasure to spot them as they swoop and wheel against the blue!