Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - calamari
Posted on 05/13/2009 6:04:45 AM PDT by VRWCmember
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
calamari \kah-luh-MAHR-ee\ noun
squid used as food
Ophelia tried fried calamari for the first time from a small seafood shack near the beach.
Did you know?
The word "calamari" was borrowed into English from 17th-century Italian, where it functioned as the plural of "calamaro" or "calamaio." The Italian word, in turn, comes from the Medieval Latin noun "calamarium," meaning "ink pot" or "pen case," and can be ultimately traced back to Latin "calamus," meaning "reed pen." The transition from pens and ink to squid is not surprising, given the inky substance that a squid ejects and the long tapered shape of the squid's body. English speakers have also adopted "calamus" itself as a word referring to both a reed pen and to a number of plants.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)
Here is my example with today's WFTD.
It's barely even newsworthy when a leftist jokes about political opponents being dying, or being raped or murdered, but imagine the media uproar if a conservative were to make a joke about Pelosi or Reid or Obama getting some bad calamari and going into a toxic shock allergic reation.
Wanda Sikes + George Soros + Liberal Agenda = Dreadful Humor in Poor taste
All the Rage--Wanda Sykes death wish is but the latest exhibit of leftist bloodlust.
Tory Alan Duncan defends joke about killing Miss America contestant
Decorated Former Staff Sergeant Fires Back at HBO's Maher for Rapist Joke about U.S. Soldiers
No pushing at the door please!
Happy Humpday Everybody!
Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.
Only 1348 days left until BO’s replacement is sworn in.
Recession: Your neighbor loses his job
Depression: You lose your job
Recovery: Obama loses his job
I like it.
you weren’t QUITE as leisurely today!
YUM! Calamari! Great fish bait for summer flounder, too.
Dobby's Death Scene filming (yesterday):
"Here lies Dobby - A Free Elf."
I never liked that stuff. I was always happy with a pizza.
The first time my son had calamari he liked it.
“Dad, what is this it’s good”
“You watch Animal Olympics on Saturday mornings, right”
“Think Calamari Brothers.”
Just read & posted there. That’s NUTS! How can this harassment of a business even go on, they have no jusridiction. They will just lawyer TFT into submission, even though there is no legal standing for doing what they are doing. Bastards. THAT is a tyrannical government, and right in the very area where the revolution really got fired up. It won’t happen there again, though.
The many-tentacled government never once imagined causing a stinky, inky mess when it taxed fried foods to bail out the calamari industry.
Born in the Land of The Kalahari
Caught squid in his bare hand, for calamari
Hit Chicago one night
Went very wrong with Reverend Wright
Now pulls all of the strings, like Stradivari
They killed off Dobby?
I didn't even kow we were making electric fish.
that is great! hard to find a way to use this word and you did a masterful job!
Why wouldn't you try it? It has a very mild, pleasant taste. It can be a bit chewey if nor ptoperly prepared.
About 3 weeks back, I had the best calamari ever at the Dock & Dine in Old Saybrook, before the lobster came. YUM!
I have oatmeal every morning. Come and get me, democrats!
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