Adj. 1. polysemantic – of words; having many meanings. polysemous. ambiguous – having more than one possible meaning; “ambiguous words”; “frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy”

Note (an idea of things)

gold digging ants


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I think I should be less literal in interpretation

Image 1. An ant comparable in stature to a dog

Image 2. Association with place and environmental factors?

Venomous creatures will not spontaneously form in Irish soil yet geese form in this way on trees.

Ideas are either not consistent, or I can make a distinction between above and below; earth, sea and air.

In this case.

The other possibility, barnacle goose was not considered to be native to or born on Irish soil.

The frog ( a venomous creature) found in the Irish landscape was described in this way.

Its movement associated with the human migratory pattern and invasion.

Determined to be a late invasive species, a source of considerable anxiety, as it does not belong and should not be in this place.

A spreading sickness in motion, in a profoundly altered state.

Note (Small Scale Domestic Objects)

To Bring Things Home

Just had to go through the weekly ritual of disinfecting the shopping.

One of the most significant domestic reminders of how life has altered.

Measure of change, disruptive, it differs from the old established rhythms.

Takes more time, less ease of accesses to things.

That the Souls Sees But We Believe the Eyes

That it is hard to give a satisfactory account of common generation

I really am bored and not thinking.


Two things to check out

How wide spread or limited is the idea that a barnacle is in infant limpet?

What attractive quality’s are associated with barnacle goose?

When John Ray the early modern naturalist was investigating classification (generation or a biological definition of species) a close associate ordered a number of preserved barnacle goose carcasses from France, for atomically study.

The investigation revealed a range of bird species that were identified as a barnacle goose.

From a historical perspective dealing with pre-modern ‘kind of thing’ rather than a modern ‘species of thing’.

One suggestion to get round the issue was to suggest that this was an acceptable situation, if the birds were subject to the same form of generation (in the case of the barnacle goose, that was considered to be spontaneous generation) then it would be possible to accept that despite a difference in outward appearance they are the same species of thing.

It would appear to work in suggesting that the barnacle/ limpet, could be thought to be a singular thing.

Limpet/ barnacle/ goose, seems somewhat messy.

Barnacle/ limpet and the goose necked barnacle would appear to be distinct singular things.

Both are edible in adult form ( these are familiar things open to cultural understanding/ transmitted knowledge ). Both along with snails could be eaten during religious festivals when meat was taboo.


Taste and easy of accesses when other foodstuffs were not available may have been a significant determining factor  in identifying a variety of bird species as one kind of thing.

They all posses a shared desirable feature.

Edibility and local availability. 



Barnacle geese grow on ship’s timbers so in theory it seems to make sense to suggest that the visual depictions of trees indicate the tree is of a suitable quality to use in the manufacture of ships.

Are the locations associated with the production of barnacle geese also known for the production of ships timber?

Could this be considered an attractive quality?

i.e. suggestive of high quality?

Take time to establish what is going on, so far I can’t reject the association.

It fits.

Things To Do In Edinburgh When You are Bored (Captain Shrimp: Abstract)

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a. A bird that lays its egg in a hare’s skin and then hangs it on a tree.

b. ‘That God attributes passions to himself though he has none’

Part of a text discussing the phoenix with reference to the barnacle goose.

Image is a Barnacle goose, growing on a tree, with a depiction of what looks to be a goose necked barnacle on the left.

Its not however a limpet.

Even though I can say a barnacle is an infant limpet.

A barnacle goose grows from ships timbers.

What kind of tree is depicted in the image that and what qualities can be associated with it?

What could be made out of it?

Accommodating use of language, to present to an audience in terms it can easily grasp.