Sunday, 22 March 2015

The sound of the sea ........

There are few other birds, perhaps Redshank, whose call sends shivers down my spine and cause the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up.

The Curlew, what a dignified bird this is, I believe that it is the largest of the waders that reside in our Islands.

Off topic, talk of the hairs on the back of your neck remind me of the origination of the British use of the word Rough neck.

Back in the Regency era upper crust '' Gentlemen '' had barbers who apart from shaving their faces also shaved the hair on the back of their necks, manual workers and the '' lower classes '' didn't have their necks shaved thus became Rough necks - nowadays the word is mainly used to describe workers in the oil exploration and drilling Industry.

Funny old world !.

1 comment:

  1. Never knew that was the origin of the word rough neck.