June 4, 2011
Accretionary Wedge #35: What’s Your Favorite Geology Word?
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
I’m hosting this month’s Accretionary Wedge Geoblog Carnival here at Georneys. Since I write about a geology word every week (see the “Geology Word of the Week” tag on the sidebar or the post “A Geologist’s Alphabet”), I thought it would be fitting to host an etymological Accretionary Wedge. This month’s Accretionary Wedge is easy– if you want you can post just a single word!
The theme for this month is:
You can post just the word if you want. You can also add anything you want– a definition, some pictures related to the word, a story about the word, a poem, a drawing. Anything at all!
I must warn you, though: if you post about a good word, I may use the word in a future Geology Word of the Week post!
To join the geoblog carnival, just write a post on your blog and then link to it in a comment below or in a comment over at the Accretionary Wedge site. If you don’t have a blog, you should start one. If you don’t want to start a blog, just type your word in a comment below. Please submit your entries by the 26th or thereabouts so that I can compile them by the end of the month. Happy blogging!
Finally, be sure to check out last month’s Accretionary Wedge #34: Weird Geology.
I did a post a while ago during the Icelandic eruptions that I think will fit the AW since it is my favorite geology word: http://jazinator.blogspot.com/2010/04/jokulhlaup-geological-word-of-day.html
You shouldn't encourage me like that.
They're not flashy, but they're so pretty! And I run into them all the time:http://shortgeologist.blogspot.com/2011/06/accretionary-wedge-varves.html
Here's the link to my blog post for the Accretionary Wedge:http://wp.me/p12Bmn-ec
Mine is boudinage.
Mine is mylonitehttp://wp.me/p1un15-C
My contribution. Subduction, yummy!
Here's the "History of Geology" post so I don't forget! http://historyofgeology.blogspot.com/2011/06/accretionary-wedge-35-giologia.html
I have, shockingly, gone for the obvious
you can call me e Posted on The Simple TruthTruth SerumTruth or ConsequencesHonesty or BustIt actually sdonus like an interesting blog. I wouldn’t mind checking it out when it is up and running!
I was gonna post on anticlinorium, but geophantasmogram has somewhat deflated my folds! Nice one, Brian.
my post on Disthen: http://bit.ly/kakXNO
here's mine – Primarrumpf @ http://suvratk.blogspot.com/2011/06/whats-your-favorite-geology-word.html
Here's another obvious one.
Speaking of obvious words, here are two takes on our blog name:http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2011/06/when-a-tree-falls-in-a-stream-theres-always-something-around-to-make-use-of-it/http://all-geo.org/highlyallochthonous/2011/06/the-far-travelled-ground/
And I've finally gotten around to settling on a favorite word too.
Rheology, an ugly word for a pretty science.
There are too many favorites, but today the word that answered the call is palinspastic.
I like the word porphyroblast very much.http://all-geo.org/erratics/2011/06/aw35-porphyroblast/
I like Sphene
Thanks for hosting: http://gmcgeology.blogspot.com/2011/06/accretionary-wedge-35-favorite-geology.html
My Favorite Geology Word is Isopach http://bnselim.wordpress.com/2011/06/26/favorite-geology-word-isopach-accretionary-wedge-35/
Hope nobody's used it yet
I didn't take time to check to see if anyone else used it, because it is such a good concept. http://a-life-long-scholar.blogspot.com/2011/06/orogenesis.html
I got greedy – I used two: Stages Of Succession: Two Great Geological Words.
Posted on Haha, Sarah, you’re hilarious and I love it! Honestly, it doesn’t even maettr that they leave my name out when all the cool kids on the internet mention me! We know who has more street cred!XOXOFelicia
What a treat! Most of my own favourites and a few I hadn't encountered before. Yum Yum!
that is not too much interrupting, your wiitrng’s clarity just gets better. (And as you all know, clarity is very important). Readers like to read metaphors and imagine the situation visually in their
My first contribution to accretionary wedge. Yay!http://gioscience.blogspot.com/2011/06/accretionary-wedge-35-whats-your.html
Unconformity. Especially the Great Unconformity.Isaac Asimov commented that the most exciting phrase in science is "Huh, that's funny…" In that spirit, my favorite scientific word is "unexpected"–and nothing confounds geological expectation quite like an unconformity. Love 'em.
With all the great words that I could pick, I only had time for "bioturbation." It's a great word – especially when dealing with dinosaur footprints.http://pascals-puppy.blogspot.com/2011/06/accretionary-wedge-35-my-favorite-word.html-mk
I finally had a chance to think of a word, and a few words to say about it, for my first ever AW post:http://tannislikesrocks.blogspot.com/2011/06/favourite-geology-word.html
My favorite words are orogeny and amygdaloidal.
Oooh! If I can get a post done by the end of the day can that be added? It will be my inaugural blog post (for The Contemplative Mammoth).
A little late to the game (technically started the post before the 26th) but here it is – crenulation.