Nature is under attack on many levels.
To destroy a culture one needs to destroy its language. The language of our natural environment is being culled.
Shame on the Oxford Junior
fern, hazel, heather, heron, ivy, kingfisher, lark, mistletoe, nectar, newt, otter, pasture and willow.
The words taking their places in the new edition included attachment, block-graph, blog, broadband, bullet-point, celebrity, chatroom, committee, cut-and-paste, MP3 player and voice-mail.
In many older cultures around the world there or was an incredibly rich & deep use of language that describes the nuances in natural landscape (nuancea subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression) from the many types of streams in a peat bog to the hundereds of words to descibe types of rain and myst and every thing between the two.
Why does it