"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Saturday, 15 January 2011


I knew that an alb was a long white priet's robe; a white linen liturgical vestment with sleeves worn by priests.

But I didn't know until the other day that an alb is also a flat or gently inclined shelf high in a glaciated mountain valley.

1 comment:

  1. This is interesting! Not far from where I live is the Swabian Alb, a minor mountain range. It is quite beautiful: http://en.s-alb.de/