Birl: (verb) (1) to spin or cause to rotate; (2) Chiefly in Northern US lumbering–to cause a floating log to rotate rapidly by treading upon it; (3) British–to rotate or move rapidly. Informal–to spend money freely. Informal–to gamble.
(noun) British informal–to attempt; to gamble.
I saw this Word of the Day in my inbox this week and when I saw the word “spin” and looked at images of Mr. Armitage, I could only think of how the man makes my poor head spin. Or should I say, my head positively birls. Or at least it feel likes it is!
When I consider the amount of dosh I have splashed out on various Thorin/Hobbit-related items, I also feel as if I’ve done some birling there, too. Mon Dieu!
So this weekend I made another fanvid, set to the instrumental “Right Round” to celebrate the delightful dizziness Mr. Armitage brings on in our heads (and hearts). Enjoy the whirl of the birl!