Those wee things that come off trees, float in the air and then get in your eye (protest thread)

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#1

I can’t stand them, we should get rid of them. I’ve one in my eye for over 30 minutes now.


#2

Bird shit?


#3

that comes from birds, not trees (as far as I know)


#4

Chill out, Attenborough


#5

is this tree pollen? my eyes have been fucked this past fortnight.


#6

Birds?


#7

Caterpillars?


#8

love catching a real-time edit :smiley:


#9

think they’re called leaves lol


#10

I’ve kind of lost the intuitive sense of English spelling with certain words and sounds after all these years in Sweden.

In particular with single/double consonants. In Swedish the double consonant means the preceding vowel sound is short and a single consonant means the preceding vowel sound is long. Weird cognitive dissonance when looking at a word like ‘caterpillar’


#11

You mean birds?


#12

yes


#13

I’m not entirely sure what they are, I think that they’re too big to be pollen.


#14

It’s basically tree spunk.


#15

Useless flappy twats.


#16

Had one in my hair the other day so I agree, get rid of 'em


#17

It’s finally out by the way but I’m just about to go out to get lunch and I bet I get another in there.


#18

I said birds too


#19

yes


#20

Squirrels?