Billabong

“A cutoff meander of a river is called a billabong in Australia and an oxbow in North America.”  (from my Wetlands textbook)

North Americans, can we please, please switch?  I mean, the word oxbow is all right and all, but I’d feel so much better about my interest in hydrology if I could talk about billabongs instead.

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K lives in the US with her man and kiddos, knits, cans, dehydrates, bakes bread, (but doesn't cook regular food, particularly), crochets, spins, gardens, studies for a degree that never seems to end, and um, works. Sometimes she wastes time online. Also -- and family, she's looking at you here -- sometimes she swears and says things you might not agree with. But she still loves you.

Posted on September 4, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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