Today’s M-W “Word of the Day”

pescatarian \pess-kuh-TAIR-ee-un\ noun

Meaning: one whose diet includes fish but no meat

Hmmm. Oddly enough, I thought it was the technical term for being a pain in the ass. Musta been the entry’s picture of ebola that threw me.

8 Responses to “Today’s M-W “Word of the Day””

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    Try explaining to Charlie the Tuna that his belly ain’t meat.

  2. Skyler says:

    I like the word “opsophagos.”

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    That sounds like the military code name for a raid on a bathhouse, Skyler.

  4. Skyler says:

    It’s Greek. It means a person who likes fish to an excessive degree. The most fascinating book I’ve ever read in my life centers on that word. “Fishcakes and Courtesans, the Consuming Passions of Classical Athens.” Every time you think he’s covered the point to the deepest detail, he takes it ten steps further. Brilliant book.

  5. mojo says:

    Pescador – Spanish fisherman

  6. JeffS says:

    Mr. B, I agree. Sea kittens are meat. Yummy, scrumptious meat…….

    Besides, Ebola wouldn’t care — if it’s edible, it’s gone.

  7. Kate P says:

    Maybe you were thinking of “peskytarian”? (Just kidding, we love Ebola.)

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’m am Pescaterian: we’re the Religion of Pisces!

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