Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Words on the tip of my tongue...

Don't you dislike it when you can almost remember the word or phrase you want? I've got two of them eluding me at the moment. They both fall under trivia, but I'd like to pin them down.

1.What is the name of a pole that sticks out on the front of a barn (often/sometimes/always? with a winch attached) and is used for loading hay into the loft? Hay winch doesn't sound quite right. Or does it? I know this is likely to be the sort of thing prone to regionalism, but that's OK; I'd be happy to hear what you call it in your neck of the woods. What do you call it?

2. What do you call the hairstyle that Cindy Swanson and her sisters call a cricket? I used to wear my hair like this a lot, but my memory isn't dredging up what we called it. One of Cindy's illustrations shows a young ballerina; does the dancing world have a special name for this hairstyle? What do you call it?

1 comment:

Rosalind said...

Cricket? Why did you pick that name, I wonder? It certainly communicates the cute aspect.

It never occurred to me to ask what it was called, but if I were forced to describe it to someone, I probably would have used the words "Alice in Wonderland" somewhere in there.