My word for the day. I saw it on a road sign at Ayala Avenue. It’s the term for those short poles (usually painted in black and yellow stripes) used as barriers between road lanes. Here’s the dictionary definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation:
\ˈbä-lərd, British alsoˌlärd\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
perhaps from bole
Date:
circa 1775

 

1: a post of metal or wood on a wharf around which to fasten mooring lines 2: bitt 3: chiefly British : any of a series of short posts set at intervals to delimit an area (as a traffic island) or to exclude vehicles


Being stuck in traffic could sometimes be productive after all. Today it helped expand my vocabulary.

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