Welsh topsy-turvy


Slate often used to be on the roof, but here this house is on slate ground too.

Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous rock, which derived from a type of rock
composed of clay or volcanic ash and mud by compression with help of nature.

The word “slate” is also used for certain types of object made from slate rock.
it may mean a single roofing tile made of slate, or a writing (slate) board.
this was traditionally a small smooth piece of the rock,
often framed in wood, used with chalk as a notepad or noticeboard,
and especially for recording charges in pubs and inns
the phrases “clean slate” and “blank slate” come from this usage.

In Europe Wales and Norway have the largest slate industry.


A post inspired from the always worth visiting Paula
Thursday’s Special: “Topsy-turvy

13 tanker om “Welsh topsy-turvy

  1. This time I am sorry I haven’t made this non-challenge of mine into a contest, cause this one would have won :D. You have combined all the elements I love: construction/engineering talk, etymology, geography, photo, and a lesson in history 🙂 Chapeau!!!

  2. Pingback: Thursday’s Special: Topsy-turvy | Lost in Translation

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