Monday, 26 September 2016

A Guide To The 58 Different Terms for 'Water'

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What exactly is a sound? What's the difference between a bight and a bay? A sike and a ghyll? Why are there nearly 20 different words for a small stream?

If you grew up on the coast you may be pretty familiar with shoals and inlets, but perhaps things get fuzzy when trying to pin down the definition of the fjords found in Norway or a Scottish loch. Here is a rundown of the many different types of bodies of water.

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