A boy called Sean

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Ooh, first morning for a while that it's a bit dusky when i leave the house for a work-journey... turning into autumn!
20th Sep 2005, 07:49   | tags:,,,,

Laser Dog says:

And later too ... I've noticed it getting quite dark now on those late nights at the office.

20th Sep 2005, 09:29

crickson says:

'Ray! I like autumn, but does anyone know which word came first to describe the season - 'autumn' or 'fall'?

20th Sep 2005, 09:30

Helen says:

autumn Look up autumn at Dictionary.com

c.1374, from O.Fr. autumpne, from L. autumnus, a word probably of Etruscan origin. Harvest was the Eng. name for the season until autumn began to displace it 16c. In Britain, the season is popularly August through October; in U.S., September through November.

fall (v.) Look up fall at Dictionary.com

O.E. feallan (class VII strong verb; past tense feoll, pp. feallen), from P.Gmc. *fallanan (cf. O.N. falla, O.H.G. fallan), from PIE base *phol- "to fall" (cf. Armenian p'ul "downfall," Lith. puola "to fall," O.Prus. aupallai "finds," lit. "falls upon"). Noun sense of "autumn" (now only in U.S.) is 1664, short for fall of the leaf (1545). That of "cascade, waterfall" is from 1579. Most of the figurative senses had developed in M.E. Meaning "to be reduced" (as temperature) is from 1658. To fall in love is attested from 1530; to fall asleep is 1393. Fall guy is from 1906. Fallout "radioactive particles" is from 1950. Fallen "morally ruined" is from 1628.

21st Sep 2005, 07:53

crickson says:

Thank you, well done : )

21st Sep 2005, 10:20

Steve says:

"Fallen "morally ruined" is from 1628" excellent it's 10:20 now so I have about 6 hours!

21st Sep 2005, 10:20

Steve says:

I may start calling it Harvest again..... nope can't bring myself to do it, Autumn is to nice a word.

21st Sep 2005, 10:22