Language shapes reality, and Earth shapes language. To expand that vocabulary, here’s an environmental neologism, a code used alfresco – an Alfrescode – to give voice to a particular phenomenon. 



A Pidgin for Squawk

The final note or measure of a beautiful birdsong that is unpleasant and off-key.

“I heard the nightingale squawking and went outside to listen; then it skwaked and I covered my ears.”

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