Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Browse

Browse can mean either to read in a rather unmethodical manner or to look through items for sale or a collection in a similar manner. Imagine you're in a bookshop which has a massive sale on and you keep flitting between titles by your favourite authors and pretty, shiny notebooks.

Another meaning of the word browse is vegetation eaten by animals and their method of consuming it. A browser is someone who browses.

So, you could browse the library for a book on browsers browsing on browse, to browse through. (If that scrambled your brain, blame Hilary - the word was her suggestion.)

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  1. Hi Patsy - I'd forgotten which word I'd sent you and why! My browsing mind across other subjects I guess.

    Love the Highland cow ... yup ... I live in a browsing world, which the brain has to cope with somehow ...

    Good word today - especially as the National Trust is looking for a shepherd to manage, farm, and conserve the Great Orme for one pound annual rent - lots of browsing to happen there ... and browsing visitors checking out the amazing rare plant life ...

    Cheers and happy browsing to one and all - Hilary

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    1. I thought I'd wait and spring it on you when you least expected it, Hilary! I'm sneaky like that.

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  2. All your fault, Hilary!
    How now, browser cow?

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    1. Yep, I accept no responsibility at all. Alex.

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  3. I love the photo - Highland cows are one of my favourite animals. I quite enjoy browsing too (in book or stationery shops) :-) xx

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    1. I like them too, Teresa. I once owned half of one. She was called Butterscotch.

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  4. I spend a lot of time browsing - I was very carful not to write 'waste a lot of time' because I've been inspired and learned a lot by being a browser :)

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    1. Using time is good - wasting it is bad, Nicola.

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  5. One of my favorite words. Just like the sound of it. :-)

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  6. An essential word, Patsy, and never a waste of time. :D

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    1. Ha ha - is that a challenge, Carol! Bet I could find a word so obscure that reading about it was a waste of time.

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  7. I spend a lot of my time browsing - such an enjoyable activity!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  8. I do a lot of browsing, Patsy. Having just submitted my first ever horror story, I dread to think what someone would make of my recent browsing history! ;-)

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    1. Make sure you keep looking up writerly stuff too, Jan - to back up your defence.

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Thanks so much for commenting!