Word of the (Typhoon 8) day

Hong Kong is in a temporary state of suspended animation as we wait for the next onslaught from Typhoon Vicente. Rather than the traditional Typhoon pursuits of eating junk food and entering a catatonic state in front of a DVD, how about spending a few minutes looking at our world through the eyes of the Canandian Inuit?

I found the following Inuktit word in John Julius Norwich's 2001 book, A Christmas Cracker. Looking out of my window, it gives a new dimension to the outside world.

Tartitartuq: The sea has dark moving patches, or shadows, playing over it; when sky and sea are story, black shadows ripple and play over the chop of the sea.

Such a delicate observation; a poem in one word.


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