When it 'inkles' outside
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Saturday, while watching a measly few rain drops ripple a rapidly drying up pond on the Isle of Wight, I realized our language doesn't describe light rains very well. We have lots of words for heavy rains; deluge, downpour, cats and dogs, wall of water, gully washer to name just a few. But when water's coming down lightly I can think only of misting, drizzle and sprinkle. So we need a few more. Here are three proposals: • inkle for when you can tell it's raining only by seeing ripples on a body of water or a few wet places on cement. •rinkle for when you feel a few drops every few seconds and when the wet spots on the cement start to accumulate. • prinkle for when things start to get wet, but you don't think you'll need to go inside. How about you, got any ideas?

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