The letter N has proved the most problematic of the entire month when seeking obsolete words on which to base a yarn! I just have one!
Naupathia – Seasickness
This was not a good idea. I should not have been talked into it.
Last year she wanted us to go on a cruise. Barbados, Jamaica. No way, I said. I’ll fly there but I’m not going on a boat.
The thing is, I suffer from naupathia. Admittedly it’s only reared it’s ugly green head once and that was on a cross-channel ferry. But it was horrible and more than enough to put me off for life.
Since then, I haven’t even been able to have my rubber duck in the bath with me, because watching it bob up and down makes me feel queazy.
So, like I said, this was not a good idea, but I’ve accepted the challenge and like Captain Cook and Popeye before me, I’m about to brave the ocean.
I’m climbing aboard.
and here we go.
Wooo, I’m going up.
Weee, I’m going down.
Up, tilt left.
Down, tilt right.
I don’t … like … this … I’m going … to be ……
Don’t you ever tell me to hire a pedal boat on the beach again.
Oratory, Orison and Oblation