Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Y is for yiarn

Key of the door, 21

What is yiarn?



You are all reading this and thinking I know what this image is and it's not anything at all beginning with a Y aren't you? Certainly not a yiarn. Not that you know yet what that is. Only found out myself yesterday. You think I have lost a letter again don't you? Well it is that certain landmark of the town I reside ( 21 for those who know what that alludes to, nudge nudge wink, wink, say no more, walls have ears) and it is also yiarn. That doesn't stand for what it is, that stands for what it is made from. The material the bridge is made of is iron and the word iron in Manx, the native language is ...... wait of it...... yiarn. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water the old RBS jumps out of the screen at you.



If you have uncontrollable urge to dive below 21 then click here to find out what all this numbered images refers too. Ramsey Swing Bridge is an iron bridge then, but not the worlds very first Ironbridge. Coincidentally I used to live near that very first one too. So it begins.



46 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

You missed a double here.............Y
Yesterday i saw this bridge so faraway, now it looks as though it's here to stay, oh why didn't i see it Yesterday!
Why did it had to go..........


Ok I'll shut uo now! but I'll be back! lol!

Dxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Are you from Dudley?

George said...

Thanks for teaching me about yiarn. This has to be one of the most unique 'Y' posts for ABC.

photowannabe said...

The things one learns from ABC Wednesday. That was a new one for me. Great post.

Hildred and Charles said...

What a creative choice for Y - thanks for sharing. I wouldn't have known. Nice photo of that Yiarn

Chuck Pefley said...

Actually I think it's number "26" ...

Iron (pronounced /ˈаɪ.ərn/) is a chemical element with the symbol Fe (Latin: ferrum) and atomic number 26.

Very clever fork in the road, though -:))

Roger Owen Green said...

Yes, I did NOT know that. Great Y!

Gaelyn said...

Haven't seen the Swing Bridge in a while. Very clever with your Y. Only 79 more to go?

J Bar said...

Yeah, interesting.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

anthonynorth said...

You bridged a gap in our knowledge there.

Phoenix said...

Very very interesting, you learn something new every day! :)

Marie Reed said...

I'm wondering if we swing bridge cult members get our own secret handshake.

Marie said...

Great Y post. Very funny. I'm glad I can access your blog again?

magiceye said...

:)
lovely image and explanation too!

Jama said...

Interesting! never knew that..

RuneE said...

And what do you think Yiarn is in Norwegian? - "jern", with the older form "jarn" Probably pronounced almost exactly the same.

Robert B said...

Of course I could say I knew this as a Maxnman. I didn't. Thanks for the lesson. All I ever learn from the literature on offer is good morning, time enough, days of the week and other useless phrases.

Robert B said...

Typo I mean Manxman.

Sailor Girl said...

Yiarn to you too!!!! LOOOOLLL!!!!!

laxeylass said...

The Laxey Wheel would be great challenge too, but I'm happy to see the bridge again.

AF said...

Are you off the island? You have been very quiet of late. One day I will see you taking a photo. Don't know how I miss you. I can see the bridge from my flat.

Grace and Bradley said...

What a interesting post Yiarn for Iron. Very good.

Q said...

I am always amazed at what interesting tidbits I learn on ABC Wednesday!
Thank you...
Sherry

Reader Wil said...

Thanks Babooshka for this interesting fact! Yiarn is probably a viking word. Jern is iron in Norwegian, like Rune said. There are so many Norwegian words in English! The viking influence must have been great.

Sue said...

Interesting way to show the bridge.

Babooshka said...

Anon - near Dudley yes.
Will & RuneE -the Viking link, very interesting and does make sense.
Marie - secret handshake based on the Masonic one of course. Trouser legs up.

Pietro said...

The explanation is very interesting and the bridge has a pleasant symmetry.

Miss_Yves said...

I learnt a new word .
What a perfect and brilliant picture!

Tash said...

A YOU do tell a perfect YARN about the YAIRN. I like the subdued tones of this photo of the most famous CDP brigde.

Ackworth born said...

I'm lost for words!

Paula Scott said...

Learning a lot! Although this image does lend itself for another round when "X" comes up!

marley said...

I think you have outdone yourself today! Great post!

Mojo said...

You mean I missed #20?? Well dayum... I'll have to go back and seek it out. Oh no, wait... I DID see that one. And a nice one 'twas too. Glad to see it back in circulation -- the bridge I mean.

So's this one. I never get tired of the RSB y'know.

Louis la Vache said...

Very enjoyable post, Babooshka!

Virginia said...

Down here we'd call it EYYYYEEEEEERRRRRRN. Love your version too.
V

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot.

Marie Reed said...

I made this video for you! Bonkers, eh?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-oQt8fPb_0

Mo said...

Love this view of the bridge. Every shot it looks so different.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

So much color in this bridge picture!

Love learning a new word. Yiarn sounds like the pronunciation of iron in rural North Carolina, USA! As you know, yiarn is very photogenic, especially when rusty!

jay said...

That surely must be one of the most original ABC 'Y's ever! How clever of you! :)

imac said...

Always a wonderful post my friend.

Alexander said...

The reflection from the water is amazing beautiful. Great photos.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Tumblewords: said...

I've yearned to learn about yiarn. Now I hope I can remember it. Nifty post!

Abe Lincoln said...

Most interesting post. I learned a lot from it that I didn't know.

Janie said...

Quite a unique and interesting Y post. I looked up the number thing and solved that mystery, too!

Leif Hagen said...

You yelled yellow yiarns yesterday!

Handsome ABC Wednesday photo!

It was "I is for Ice Cream" in Minnesota, USA! Guess I'm behind everyone else!

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