Since Saturday was a busy day for me, I am putting up my M post on Sunday. And today's word is Moulin, which means:
A shaft in a glacier caused by water running down a crack
It just goes to show you that there is a word for everything. Can you imagine the scientist who came up with this one? Here they are clambering over the ice and they discover this hole. Maybe they fell down through the hole and Moulin is the moaning sound they made while they lay at the bottom of the shaft. Then while they lay there waiting for someone to save them, they had time to watch the water slowly erode the ice more and more.
Okay, it's a bit of a stretch but its as good a guess as any. Which brings me to another topic. I often wonder how some words are created. After all, not all words are based on some linguistic root word from Latin or Greek. There's probably a reason for most of them, but sometimes I think people just randomly toss some syllables together and there you have it - a new word.
Anyone else have a thought about the word Moulin?