Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Hydrochory

Hydrochory is passive dispersal by water. Plant seeds being carried downstream, fruit swept by tides and currents to a distant shore, writers drifting round a pool on a lilo, that sort of thing.

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  1. Can't imagine working that one into a short story.

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  2. Right, I'm off to buy a lilo. You'll find me floating in the River Tyne waiting for the ideas to flow downstream!

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    1. Better write in pencil then, Beatrice - if you get splashed the ink will run.

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  3. Brilliant word, Patsy! Where did you find it?

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    1. I was looking something else up, Frances and got distracted. Not the first time that's happened.

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  4. Hydrochory dickory dock
    My mind has gone a block
    I like the word
    It's so absurd
    Hydrochory dickory dock

    Sorry!

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  5. FLORIDA is a hydrochory right now. It can stop raining any time it wants.

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    1. It's raining here too, Mac - but I suspect we're more used to it than you are!

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  6. Does it work with letters on alphabet soup too?

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    1. Shhh, don't give away all my plotting secrets, Lizy!

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  7. Well I knew it was something to do with water, Patsy.

    I suppose it can be applied to messages in bottles too, which you could create a story from. :-)

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  8. A new word to add to my vocabulary - although I'm not sure where I'd use it!

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  9. Is it a verb or noun? I think I've done it once or twice, but don't tell anyone.

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  10. Bloomin' Valerian. They seed everywhere and all the seeds take. Why is it that weedseeds 'do' and lovingly nurtured plant seeds don't?

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    1. I expect valerian would fail if we were desperate to grow it, Celia.

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  11. Well, I'm sure I'll manage that one into the next story!

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    1. Excellent, Charlie - I'm glad someone is up for the challenge. ;-)

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  12. Hydrochory us what we were hoping would happen to Bonnie's fleas when she went swimming in the river - no such luck!

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