Sorry for the lack of posts. It's just that I can be…even more lazy than usual when we get our nine days of annual unbearably hot weather.
We're ready for a good thunderstorm. Some neighbouring regions've had them already (lucky bastards) but oh no, not here.
Here're three words somtimes used to describe hot and humid weather; the last one I just don't get at all.
Now Clammy I understand. Kind of hot and sweaty.
Close is fairly easy; just means heavy and airless.
But what the hell is 'muggy'?
I got almost got mugged in the subway (underpass rather than that dreadful sandwich shop) once but I can run fast…or at least I could at the time. But it wasn't hot and humid.
A dictionary tells us the word's from dialect: mug drizzle. But that still doesn't tell us anything about humidity or heat.
Answers.com tells us :
"Warm and extremely humid.
[Probably from Middle English mugen, to drizzle; akin to Old Norse mugga, a drizzle.]"
Still, I reckon it's far better to dismiss all three off those and simply say, "I'm sweating my bollocks off."
Of course, women can't say this and should replace the word 'bollocks' with 'tits'.