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Danielle

Lulls can be good things. Hopefully you've been filling the time with something nice and restful!

Ruth

ooh .... quiescence... that's a soothing one too.

Simon S

I think we all need a lull now and then. I always get a bit frustrated but I try now to just enjoy the lull.

Verity

I agree with the others - lulls are useful sometimes and get you ready forr the next onslaught. In the meantime, enjoy other things!

Ruth M

Makes you wonder how 'lullaby' grew out of blubber tubes...

Lindsay

I hope you're not suggesting the whaling term is the origin of "lull" in the sense of a quiet period in a storm, or the verb to induce sleep? It has a very respectable ancestry back to the C13th at least in English, and earlier in other languages such as Latin!

Ruth Ma----

I'm getting worried... I've been seeing "Ruth M" commenting in various blogs that I visit daily.
But I"M "Ruth M"! Am I sleep-walking and reading each blog twice, once awake and once asleep?

Cornflower

No, I certainly wasn't suggesting that, and of course I'd read the OED entry before doing the post.

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