What’s with all the hedgehogs?

Collins English Dictionary describes the origin of the word Capricious as follows:

C17: from French, from Italian capriccio a shiver, caprice, from capo head +riccio hedgehog, suggesting a convulsive shudder in which the hair stood on end like a hedgehog’s spines; meaning also influenced by Italian capra goat, by folk etymology.

The etymology is disputed, but either way it’s a great image and hedgehogs are cool.

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We are very happy to consider work which sits on the boundary of prose poetry and fiction, provided it meets our other requirements.

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