Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Monticule

A monticule is a small hill. Sounds rather friendly, doesn't it? The sort of place you'd walk up to enjoy a picnic involving ginger beer and home made cake. A monticule can also be a mini mound caused by a volcano.

Here's the view from a hill (quite a big one) I climbed up last summer. Recognise it?

Clue ... instead of climbing up, you could just swan about down the bottom.

21 comments:

Beatrice Charles said...

That's a new word for me. It does have a pleasant feel to it, doesn't it?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'll bet that was a great clue...if I wasn't a clueless American ;)

Patsy said...

It does, Beatrice.

Patsy said...

It's a great clue if you already know the area, Mac. Otherwise it's probably no help at all.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

I've never heard that word before, Patsy - we live and learn! I've never been - but is the photo Swansea?

Maggie May said...

If a monticule is a small hill, then what is a miniscule? Beautiful hill, and I would guess Swansea, but have never been.

Misha Gericke said...

Very interesting word. Never heard of it before. :-)

Christine Howe said...

Lovely word! Is the place Swanage, Dorset?

Jan Baynham said...

A new word for me, too, Patsy. Keep them coming! :-)

Anonymous said...

I think, Swanage, same as lovely Christine above. Smashing views, and monticule sounds like the name of the giant mole who created the hill.

Oscar said...

Monticule? All right.

Anonymous said...

Essex also is very flat. Monticules only.

Patsy said...

No, but good guess, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

Aaaaw, nect time I see a small bump in the grass I'm going to go and climb that minuscule, Maggie.

Patsy said...

Neither had I until I came to do this post, Misha.

Patsy said...

That's close, Christine.

Patsy said...

Luckily there are lots of words, Jan!

Patsy said...

Monticule mole would make a lovely character for a children's book, Suzy. You've almost made me wish I wrote for children.

Patsy said...

You seem sceptical, Oscar. I know I make a lot of stuff, but I nearly always use real words to do it.

Patsy said...

Yes, it's flat there, Charlie.

Patsy said...

In case anyone is desperate to know ... the building you can see in the centre is St Catherine's Chapel, Abbotsbury (where there's a hug swannery)