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.)

20 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cool photo

I arch my browse ;)

Teresa Ashby said...

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

Nicola said...

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 :)

Misha Gericke said...

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

Carolb said...

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

Susan A Eames said...

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

Susan A Eames at
Travel, Fiction and Photos

Maggie May said...

I'm blog browsing right now!

Jan Baynham said...

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! ;-)

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Yep, I accept no responsibility at all. Alex.

Patsy said...

I arch mine right back, Mac.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

It does sound nice, Misha.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

It is, Susan.

Patsy said...

You are, Maggie!

Patsy said...

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