Inspired by Zach Elfers posted link on the rewild.com FB page:
I’m creating a topic just for the words you create, find, swap, and share to help you name the unnamed beautiful and intriguing experiences and beings all around us. Also, for digging up old names that we’ve almost forgotten. Have at it!
From the article: “Yet it is clear that we increasingly make do with an impoverished language for landscape. A place literacy is leaving us. A language in common, a language of the commons, is declining. Nuance is evaporating from everyday usage, burned off by capital and apathy. The substitutions made in the Oxford Junior Dictionary â€“ the outdoor and the natural being displaced by the indoor and the virtual â€“ are a small but significant symptom of the simulated screen life many of us live. The terrain beyond the city fringe is chiefly understood in terms of large generic units (â€œfieldâ€, â€œhillâ€, â€œvalleyâ€, â€œwoodâ€). It has become a blandscape. We are blasÃ©, in the sense that Georg Simmel used that word in 1903, meaning â€œindifferent to the distinction between thingsâ€.”