Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Word of the Day: petrichor

Word of the Day

petrichor (n)

The pleasant smell of rain on dry ground; the yellow organic oil that yields this scent

"It poured for an hour. And it was cool and breezy and I maximised my utility of the situation by accompanying the petrichor with a special strong steaming cup of coffee and a Jayaram comedy on TV."
--Girl With Big Eyes (girlwithbigeyes.blogspot.com)

Now if only I knew what a "Jayaram comedy" was.... Not much petrichor around here lately, since there's not any dry ground. Instead, there's more of a wet pavement smell. Rain, rain, go away.

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