One of the French words for drizzle

February 5th, 2011 § 0 comments

is crachin, an etymological cousin of the verb “to spit,” and that’s what I think of every time I step out into the Brussels drizzle, so fine and ambient a mist as to infiltrate the layers of one’s clothes and very being with an infinitesimally disheartening damp: oh, the spittle of the city of Brussels.

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