A Conversation for The Chemistry of Autumn Colours

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Post 1

Livzy

I suppose the Yanks could just as easily called it "Drop"
Or perhaps "Trees Are Bald"
Or perhaps "Geting colder"
Or perhaps "Not Summer"
Or perhaps "Nearly Winter"

Just as silly as "Fall" anyway


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Post 2

Jimi X

Who really cares what we call it? It's still pretty! smiley - smiley

- X


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Post 3

I Am Iron Man

Apparently, referring to autumn as "the fall" was originally British. According to Bill Bryson (in either Mother TOngue or Made In America, both very good books) it was an Elizabethan expression that died out in Britain but continued in America. I think there are numerous other Elizabethan expressions that America continued using long after Britain stopped.


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Post 4

Livzy

That'll be coz they were crap


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Post 5

Jimi X

Just curious really, but do you call 'Spring' 'Vern' or 'Vernal' or something? smiley - winkeye

- X


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