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Monday, 13 January 2020

Spot the Frippet: rattle.

Well, I hope your nearest rattle isn't one of these:

File:Rattlesnake.jpg
photo by Razimantv

nor one located somewhere under the bonnet of your car (unless it's somewhere in the boot - though it only starts up when you're going at over seventy, when it's really not practical to have a look for it).

File:Old demolition derby racer - 1955 Chevrolet 150 (2321024737).jpg
photo by dave_7 https://www.flickr.com/people/21612624@N00

This is a Rattle worth hearing:


but even if that's not your thing then one of these can't be far away:

File:A baby sits in a chair chewing a rattle. Engraving by A&E. V Wellcome V0039341.jpg

The other sort of rattle is caused by the rattling of a tongue, that is someone who talks and talks and talks about nothing very important.

But everyone has long practice at spotting those so they can take evasive action.

Spot the Frippet: rattle. This is an imitative word. It's basically German.









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