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Well, Glorgy Be!

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If you’re tired of saying It’s hot outside, you always say It’s glorgy, pronounced with hard g sounds. This Scottish word may derive from an old word meaning “soft mud.” You could also say the weather is pothery, an English dialectal term that means “humid,” “close,” “sweltering,” or “sultry.” The 18-century poet Richard Sheridan summed up the typical weather he observed each month with some cleverly succinct verses:

January snowy,
February flowy,
March blowy,
April show’ry,
May flow’ry,
June bow’ry,
July moppy,
August croppy,
September poppy,
October breezy,
November wheezy,
December freezy.

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