Thursday, August 15, 2013

Word of the day

I received a letter which thanked me for a glorious tea in my "bosky garden." Assuming this to be a modern insult, I checked the dictionary. To my surprise, it means "wooded." Another friend wonders if it could be a suitable adjective for Chardonnay.


Anonymous kinglear said...

Dear WW - I cannot believe you didn't know bosky. After all, "And with each end of thy blue bow dost crown My bosky acres, and my unshrubb'd down," Shakespeare, William, Tempest, The: Act IV..... and elsewhere I think too

2:12 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

You are more of a Shakespearian than I , KL. I prefer "bosky acres" to "bosky garden." I suppose that's what distinguishes a poet...

2:27 pm  
Anonymous kinglear said...

I'm sure you have bosky acres!

1:16 pm  
Anonymous kinglear said...

or "boschetto" in Italian

8:25 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Shall we have biscotti in our boschetti acres?

8:37 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

Bos means forest in Dutch.

8:59 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

That's interesting, ED.

10:14 am  

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