Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Y is for…

…Y, a whole lot of words courtesy of The Phrontistery

Yaffingale – a green woodpecker

Yapok - an amphibious opossum of South America

yarmulke - skullcap worn by Orthodox Jewish men (I’ve always wondered what they were called!)

 

Yelek - outer garment worn by Turkish women

Ok – not very inspired from a personal point of view but I wonder what everybody else has done over at Jenny's (as this auto posts I shall be flying high across the Atlantic on my way home *sniff, sniff*)

:::::Hopefully normal service is now resumed and I should be able to go visiting over the weekend!!:::::

35 comments:

  1. My nan would have said "ooh who swallowed the dictionary then!" Hope the hol was all you hoped, see you soon (music on the green Saturday)

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  2. oh I love the Yaffingale ... never heard of it and it is just so pretty ... welcome home ... when you get there that is!

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  3. We saw a woodpecker when walking round the lakes recently, it was the first time I'd seen one and it was truely beautiful :O)

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  4. I wish I had known about this dictionary sooner, LOL! Great words, love the Yaffingale :-)

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  5. Great choices for Y. The only one I knew was yarmulke. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and that the trip home is uneventful. Can't wait to see pictures. Kat

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  6. Very good. The dictionary has been my friend as well throughout this alphabet journey.

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  7. I think you did well! The opposum that swims is new to me.

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  8. Cool post;-) I love that woodpecker...safe travels...Peace

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  9. Well, I didn't know what most of those were so, we learned something. So, good post.

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  10. Great choices. The bird is beautiful and I had not heard of a Yapok before.

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  11. Wow. Who knew there were so many things that start with the letter Y? I love all the pictures.

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  12. Good variety of Y words. Have a safe trip home!

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  13. MY favorite is the woodpecker, I think he is beautiful,I say he because the males are usually more colorful.

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  14. I am stopping by from Alphabe-Thursday. Love the picture of the yaffingale! I learned 4 new Y words today thanks to you.

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  15. Very enlightening Y post! Thanks for increasing my yocabulary. LOL!

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  16. lovely images, love the last one, it is so very cute.

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  17. I love it and I did not know any of these Y words I am going to write them down before I move on.....blessings and thanks for teaching us some new words...bkm

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  18. Good Y words!!! That woodpecker is gorgeous!

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  19. Wonderful Y-post!
    Great pictures! Lovely Yaffingale!
    You would not believe the problems that I have had getting this post done, and I am only sitting at home! Well done!
    Best wishes,
    Anna
    Anna's Y-words

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  20. Love the different pictures. Hope your trip home is uneventful!

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  21. I learned some new words! Y told me it was much happier at the end of a word than at the beginning!

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  22. Awesome Y words!!! And your photos are terrific! Thanks for sharing and have a happy Thursday!
    Coralie

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  23. Great Y words.
    I went and looked up 'words that start with Y', the list was surprisingly long. You did great.

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  24. interesting Y words, none of which I have heard of but I learn something today, so that's good

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  25. Super ‘Y’ post – so interesting & informative!

    Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

    LOLA:)

    PS Mine this time is HERE. Hope you can join me!

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  26. You sure got some fancy Y words! I didn't know any of them except yarmukle!
    Stopping over from Alphabet Thursday.
    Having my first giveaway if you can stop over. I'd love it!

    http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-first-giveaway.html

    I'm following you now.

    heather

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  27. I'm glad I don't have to wear a yalek - too hot over here now!

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  28. Enjoyed visiting your post. Great Y words. See you next week. Debbie

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  29. Loved learning some new Y words, thanks for the education! Hope you have a safe trip home, and enjoy your wanderings through Y posts this weekend!

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  30. oh that woodpecker is just beautiful...it would be worth all the noise to have him in my backyard! have a safe journey home!

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  31. Yours was a very educational and enlightening post!! Thanks....I can always use that.


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  32. A yarmulke can also be called a kippah. I know this because we used to visit the Manchester Jewish Museum and the rabbi always made a joke about not wearing a fish on his head :)

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  33. Ok, I could NEVER wear that turkish vest but that woodpecker...he/she/it was super cute.

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  34. What a wonderful stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Y"!

    I hope your flight was good. Sometimes those long ones can be wearing.

    And Jay's comment really made me laugh.

    I'm going to go work a few of these words into a conversation over the weekend just so people think I'm smart!

    Thanks for helping to make Alphabe-Thursday such a fun meme.

    Yippee!

    A+

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