Wonderful weather words, plus win an iPod touch
In the northern hemisphere, at least in the UK, we’re packing away our t-shirts, flip flops, vests, and jorts, and fishing out our thermals and woollen garb ready for the onset of autumn. As the weather changes, so will our vocabulary to describe it, from muggy and balmy summer days, to crisp mornings and chilly nights. To prepare yourself for the changing temperature, here are five words from the Oxford English Dictionary to describe the weather we’re likely to experience in the coming months:
Foggy, misty; damp and cold; raw.
Of or relating to frost; frosty. Obsolete.
Of weather: bad, nasty. Obsolete, rare.
Cold, chilly. Slang
Of a place or time, or of the weather: damp and cold, bleak.
If the thought of all this cold weather is getting you down, we’re offering the chance to win an iPod touch (32GB) to help cheer you up. Simply answer the question below before 3pm BST on 27 September 2013 to be in with a chance of winning.
Which term is used in South African English to describe simultaneous rain and sunshine?
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