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May 29, 2004, 12:53
shufitz
Weather Words
The weather page of our local paper sometimes defines unusual "weather words". I'll start a thread to present them as the arise, beginning with two in today's paper.
quote:
Heiligenschein is a region of diffuse brightness surrounding the shadow of an object (often a person's head), giving it the appearance of a halo. In German the term literally means "holy light." Unlike the colored concentric rings of the glory (another optical phenomenon), the heiligenschein is white. It is most often visible when the sun is low in the sky and the grass is wet with dew.
PS: Can anyone find and post pictures and explanations?
May 30, 2004, 10:03
arnie
Here ya go: http://www.weather-photography.com/Photos/gallery.php?cat=optics&subcat=heiligenschein


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
May 31, 2004, 09:41
shufitz
More today. Fear of:
. . . .floods: antalaphobia
. . . .water: hydrophobia
. . . .rivers: potamophobia
May 31, 2004, 11:58
jerry thomas
Scary stuff !!

Phobia = A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.

Phobiaphobia = A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.

Und so weiter, ad infinitum, et cetera