Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fact of the Day: Scottish Lake

Most lakes in Scotland are called lochs like the legendary Loch Ness. The reason is that loch is the Scottish Gaelic (and Irish) word for "lake". 

12 comments:

Kay said...

Gracious! This is another thing I didn't know.

Joy said...

Now I know:)

Winnie said...

Oooh didn't know that!

Old Kitty said...

I wish I could speak Gaelic!! Take care
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Christine said...

Thanks for this one Adam, who knew?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, now I know why that legendary creature is named that way.

Anonymous said...

I've stared long and hard into Loch Ness on many occasions, but I have yet to spot that monster!

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

oh that's why!
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Bob Bushell said...

Yea, it is Loch Superior, Loch Eerie, Loch Michigan ETC ETC.

CraveCute said...

Fabulous Fact!

DEZMOND said...

and they're almost always lovely lochs

Theresa Mahoney said...

Great fact! I didn't know this!