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Friday, 15 May 2020

Word To Use Today: yngling.

The Norwegians gave us this lovely word (thank you, Norway!).

You say it INGling (without any sounded G sounds).

What is an yngling

An yngling is a boat designed for three people:


When we're shut up inside so much of the time this word doesn't on the face of it look very useful.

But out of a few cushions we could make ourselves an yngling that could sail excitingly across even the most dangerous carpet. (If there's a rug you could even make some waves.)

Why, as long as you have some rations with you, you can sail to anywhere in or beyond the world.

image: NASA

Bon voyage!

Word To Use Today: yngling. This word is Norwegian, and means youngster.

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