Glossary

A glossary of terms related to walking. Compiled by the community.

Glossary of walking art

There are 9 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Daander
n - a gentle walk: Sall we geng fir a daander doon da rodd?
Submitted by: Janette Kerr

Dauner, daunder
A Scottish version of a walk that drifts
Submitted by: Alec Finlay & Dee Heddon

diddies & ditties
walking in your sleep crying and bawling from a nightmare, as in “You were up with the ditties again last night.” from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English (University of Toronto Press, 1982). Many of these terms are from the 17th-century and were brought to Newfoundland with the settlers from England (the majority were from Wessex, mainly the counties of Dorset and Devon), and from Ireland (the majority were from a 30-mile radius of the city of Waterford). These terms survived here in Newfoundland after falling out of use in their original countries.
Submitted by: Marlene Creates

disrupted walking
a mode of itinerancy which employs one of more tactics to interrupt any efficient journey from a to b - these tactics are often used as tools for playful debate, collaboration, intervention and/or spatial meaning-making
Submitted by: Stephen Hodge

dodge
to stroll casually and slowly along, to saunter, as in “I was dodgin’ on, happy as a lark.” from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English (University of Toronto Press, 1982). Many of these terms are from the 17th-century and were brought to Newfoundland with the settlers from England (the majority were from Wessex, mainly the counties of Dorset and Devon), and from Ireland (the majority were from a 30-mile radius of the city of Waterford). These terms survived here in Newfoundland after falling out of use in their original countries.
Submitted by: Marlene Creates

domambulate
dɒmæmbjʊleɪt/ v. [L domus of home, ambulare to walk, move about.] 1 Wander or pace about one's residence during daylight hours and/or at night. Can be indicative of excessive mental activity.
Submitted by: David Prescott-Steed

donder
another enjoyably aimless wandering word
Submitted by: Morag Paterson

Drift
A walk with an open net.
Submitted by: Alec Finlay

Driftsinging
Drawing with (vocal) sound in response to place while passing through place. Driftsinging borrows from the Situationist Drift, and Baudelaire’s flâneur. Driftsinging also relates to the process of ‘Sounding,’ the sonic measuring of distance and depth that locates position in place and ‘Echo Location’, the examination of place through sonic reflection and refraction, resonance and echo.
Submitted by: Maryclare Foa


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