Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Yolanda Yells, "Yes! Yay! Yippee!"...then Yodels

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our TENTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "Y".


A yearling is an animal is is between one and two years old. My frame of reference to yearlings have always bee in regards to cattle, but in doing an image search for the word, yearling, horses dominate hands down.


(image from Wikipedia)

Yogh: (and once again, from Wikipedia): The letter yogh (Ȝ ȝ; Middle English: yoȝ), was used in Middle English and Older Scots, representing y (/j/) and various velar phonemes. It was derived from the Old English form of the letter g.

OK-I'll admit it. I see the definition. I see the character. I STILL don't understand it! 


(image once again from Wikipedia!)

Yakamik: is a bird of South America. Apparently capable of making a lot of noise-strong and fierce and has somewhat of 'shepherding' habit-taking over a pasture and becoming a guardian to its inhabitants (by chasing away unwanted elements).


(image from this website, but attribute was not listed)

YAFFLE: Uncommon English name for the European Green Woodpecker, immatative of it's laugh-like call.


 Yttrium is listed in the periodic table as a transition metal.

(Yttrium ingots-image from the Encyclopedia of Science site)

The Encyclopedia of Science site describes Yttrium as "A silvery-white rare-earth element of group III of the periodic table; it is used in alloys and as a "getter" to help evacuate electron tubes. First isolated in 1828, yttrium is found in monzate sand, bastnaesite, and gadolinite; it was also found in lunar rock samples collected by the Apollo 11 mission."


Can you tell that I love things that are on the bit obscure side?


Sylvia K said...

What a terrific collection of Ys for the Y Day! You always find the great ones, Paula! Hope your week is going well and wishing you a very Happy 4th of July!! Enjoy!


Meryl said...

Oh what wonderful "Y"'s. "Yearling" I knew, the others were all new to me. Thanks!

Roger Owen Green said...

I HATE it when I read the definition and STILL don't get it!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

Interesting Y post and great shots. I love seeing the yearlings and other shots. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

photowannabe said...

Obscure for sure Paula...
that's why I enjoy visiting your blog.
I don't get that Middle English either.
The world is sure full of strange birds with strange names.
Have a great week.

Andy David said...

Some interesting Y's here...some of which I have never heard of!
Loved the first photo though! Thanks for shsring.

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EG CameraGirl said...

I definitely get an education when I visit your ABC W posts! :))

Yogh, eh? Hmmmm. I wonder how to pronounce that.

zongrik said...

those are great y words, i liked the woodpecker the best

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Sharp Little Pencil said...

Well, you really touched my heart with the yaffle. Learned some new words today, Paula, and it's great when that happens on the blogs. Thanks so much for this post. Amy

Ann said...

The first photo is great, I've acquired a love for horses in the past few years. They are such wonderful animals.

chubskulit said...

The Yakamik and Yaffle are very interesting and beautiful critters. I read something about yearling too but decided to use other Ys hehehe.

Y is for...
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Black Jack's Carol said...

Yup, I can tell :) What a neat post! The only word I knew before was yearling, so lots to learn here. Thank you!


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