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. 

Don’t Count Your Clouds Before It Rains

Idiomatic phrase

Similar to counting hatching chickens

The unfortunate masses, obsessively staring at the weather, excluding themselves from the outdoors even though nothing consequential has occurred

“I dunno hon, my smartphone app says there’ll be one hour of rain spread across the next eight hours – we better not go.”

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