Wednesday, October 01, 2008

WORD OF THE DAY

MACROPHYTE

A term used to distinguish larger water plants from microscopic algae.

They may be floating or rooted.

I went out with a lot of macrophytes in my younger days.

7 comments:

Miles McClagan said...

My knee is a bit macrophyte today, and it's not of the floating kind...

Andrew said...

We used to have macrophytes but when we were on holidays, it rained a lot and the pond floated and tipped over and the macrophytes were really rooted.

hip said...

A size queen she be, gentlemen. My side salad kelpy* and I will quietly away.

*(Scottish folklore) water spirit in the form of a horse that likes to drown its riders.

Brian Hughes said...

As opposed to MACHOPHYTE - two drunk blokes having a scrap with each other about football.

JahTeh said...

Poor Miles, I hope your love life is floating.

I would bet some of your early loves were macrophytes, but now that you're a more mature Hot Andrew, they're more grounded.

Hip, rough spirits those Highland kelpies.

Fleetwood, any kelpy legends in Lancashire?

Brian Hughes said...

Witchy,

We've got boggarts in Lancashire. They're bigger and harder and they eat black puddings for breakfast.

JahTeh said...

Jeebus Fleetwood, I wish you had put a little more thought into the composition of that comment given the depravity of my mind and the gutter in which it dells.