Wondrous Words Wednesday is a fabulous weekly meme hosted by Bermuda Onion, where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our weekly reading.
Recently I read Meg Rosoff's debut novel How I Live Now.
1. Water butt (noun)
Piper helped me lug buckets of water up the stairs from the water butt in the garden and I filled the bath a little way and with a bar of Aunt Penn's soap, a bottle of shampoo and room full of clean clothes I started to reinvent myself as a person.
Wiki says that a water butt is what I would simply call a water tank. The images I found on google had impossibly small tanks though, 100-160 litres.
|I guess there isn't drought in the UK|
Whereas ours is a trifle bigger at 10,000 litres.
|like there's drought in Australia|