Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Seen on a walk: Taunton, Somerset
Wandering around the centre of Taunton at the weekend, spotted this great street name: Whirligig Lane. And you probably wouldn’t see this from a car. As Wiki explains, a whirligig is “an object that spins or whirls, or has at least one member that spins or whirls.” Other names for Whirligigs are pinwheels, buzzers comic weathervanes, gee-haws, spinners, whirlygigs, whirlijig, whirlyjig, whirlybird, or plain whirly. Nowadays, it would seem that only the name remains, and modern Taunton has more shoppers than whirligigs.