Prostrate Juniper smells like Cat P

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    psithurism
    Whispering sound of wind through leaves.

     
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    From Facebook, came up on my wall for no reason:
    Psithurism came up on Facebook last week too, I think in some comic.
     
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    There is a theory that certain English words such Psithurism originate from the sounds they make . . . bang, pop, giggle, whoosh, chickadee among many, many more. Onomatopeia.
    It seems logical but apparently not how words actually evolved - this from a course I took at UBC many years ago about the history of the English language. I'm still not convinced. :-)
     
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    Yes! Thanks, @togata57 .
     

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