Why no name for the human mating call?

The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth
The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth

The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth, is another of my books on words in the English language; always a fascinating topic for me.  On page 201 is a fascinating list of mating calls: A badger shrikes, a fox clickets, a goat rattles, a deer croons, a sow breems, a cow eassins and an otter whineth.  Nothing for us humans although Forsyth does refer to these as “chat-ups”.

Perhaps we rely on pheromones boosted by perfumes and fine words.

I’ve discovered another Mango

I love mangoes, well I love good ones so much so I have written two poems about them one is a triolet and the other free verse and were inspired after I had eaten a Pakistani Honey Mango.  Well the new ones are Kesar mangoes from the Gujarat, India.

My box of Kesar mangoes. The Hass avocado sidled in to be in the photo.
My box of Kesar mangoes. The Hass avocado sidled in to be in the photo.

I bought them in the same shop that sells the Honey mangoes I buy later June/July when they are in season.

It is just about the end of the season for these mangoes but they are still delicious with an exciting, quite sophisticated flavour.  Not quite the robust blast of pleasure of Honey Mangoes but lovely to eat.  Get them whilst you can I say!

I have retrieved my Mango Poem and post it below.  The triolet I hope to record with my guitar as I have a simple composition that suits it so I will save it for later and post it on Soundcloud.

 

 

Mangoes bought in Ponders End