… is the essence. Don’t you think?
Trialing stuff. Playing around. Having a gander. Letting the dog see the rabbit. Having a Shoof(t)ee. The English language is full of such terms. Much as the eskimos supposedly have an entire vocabulary devoted to snow … so too these chaps when it comes to exploration.
Moreover … this very post is an example of such an experiment. Some might call it a self- referential post. This chap just calls it an experiment.
Move along now – and drop a comment below if you are wondering what’s going on.
The other Chap concurs…
Dad had been a police officer in rural Yorkshire, knew the place very well. He had a penchant for back roads, and would often go “the pretty way.” An enduring (and endearing) phrase while out driving was, “I wonder where this goes?” A turn would be made, and off we would go, just because we could.
D.H. Lawrence expressed best the joy of experimentation for its own sake, in “A Sane Revolution“:
it would be fun to upset the apple-cart
and see which way the apples would go a-rolling.