AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR READERS . . .
In last week’s column about photographing snowflakes, I said I was delighted to learn about the delightful word “groppel,” meaning little globs of ice that form on snowflakes.
A couple of readers promptly noted that the word might have seemed novel to me because it’s actually “graupel,” a German term transported into English.
As an ironic addition, a particularly astute reader (who didn’t leave her name on my answering machine, or I’d give her a tip of the hat) pointed out that the term had been described in The Telegraph’s Weather Trivia on Monday, two days before the column ran.
And it was spelled correctly!