This subject came up over a coffee at the farmers’ market on Saturday; then this morning I was introduced to misophonia.
I will tell the diesel generator operatives three or four streets away of my condition. Roads,drains,water pipes,generalised rack and ruin.
I am sure to get the usual ‘do what?’ In response.
So misophonia is a synonym for jazz!
Back in the day when I was an EHO specialising in noise pollution the people I felt for were those that heard specific frequencies from industrial units and sub-stations (grid). I was able to measure the sound they heard with frequency analysers, but could we get anyone to attenuate the source? No - because of the excessive cost of doing so, and the fact that not enough people were affected to make the noise a public nuisance.
Over reaction to vinyl surface noise is a condition.
Luckily I’m not a sufferer.
Nebulaphobia … came up in a book this morning. Just like the sound of it.
Fear of fog. I guessed a phobia about outer space.
Petrichor. Good word! It was coined in 1964, but seems to have been used widely in the past few years: "The word was introduced by the Australian mineral chemists Isabel Joy Bear (born 1927) and Richard Grenfell Thomas (†1974) in “Nature of argillaceous odour,” Nature, vol. 201, No. 4923 (March 7, 1964), pp. 993-95. According to the authors, “The diverse nature of the host material has led us to propose the name ‘petrichor’ for this apparently unique odour which can be regarded as an ‘ichor’ or ‘tenuous essence’ derived from rock or stone.”
Ah, I’d picked up that you had been an EHO. But not what specialismReminds me of doing noise surveys back in the day, advising on control and ppe.
I was misled during the milkround, as an environmental chemist inspecting drains was not my idea of fun; but I loved the variety during training.
Alicia Stallings becomes the next Oxford Professor of Poetry in October.
Next level (yes I know it’s 2 words) drives me nuts.
Normcore… a very simple and traditional style of dressing.
Found in Sight and SoundS review of the new Fincher movie Killer
Psephologist…. A student of elections.
Many of those abroad at the moment.
Collective name for earthworms.
You could use….a mouthful,bed,clay,bunch or squirm.
Sally Coulthard… Book of the Earthworm.