Monday, August 8, 2011

marine layer

august —
the marine layer keeping
summer under wraps

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The unused OED word of the day is 'maggotorium.' I am SO not going there.


Peggy said...

I just learned the term "marine layer" a couple of years ago. How do you think it is different from "cloud cover" or "overcast" or "the clouds that burn off by lunch?"

I think having a "marine layer" is one of Seattle's charms.

alkiart said...

I checked it out in wikipedia, so I can tell you that unlike mere "cloud cover" or "overcast," it only happens over a large body of water. That makes it special. That, in turn, makes those of us who experience it special... and, presumably, less depressed.

And compared to "the clouds that burn off by lunch," it has fewer syllables.