The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.
Saturday, 4 September 2021
Saturday Rave: the courtship song of the eider duck.
I know that this is entirely the wrong season for duck-courtship (in the Northern hemisphere, anyway) but I suddenly remembered hearing these courting eider a few springs agoand I realised it was just what the world needs to cheer it up:
Do feel free to imitate the song, even if you happen not to be a duck.
Any courtship song, after all, has to be worth a try.
Word To Use Today: eider. This word comes from the Old Norse æthr. A similar word seems to have meant duck more or less for ever.