Word of the Day

Too precious to waste.

vermicular \ver-MIK-yuh-ler\ adjective
1 *a : resembling a worm in form or motion b : marked with irregular fine lines or with wavy impressed lines
2 : of, relating to, or caused by worms

Appropriate with the Carnival of the Recipes up and Bingley’s
front and center…ahem, as always. (Thanks Amanda!)

Did you know?
What does the word “vermicular” have in common with the pasta on your plate? If you’re eating vermicelli (a spaghetti-like pasta made in long thin strings) the answer is “vermis,” a Latin noun meaning “worm.” If you dig deep enough, you’ll find that “vermis” is the root underlying not only “vermicular” and “vermicelli,” but also “vermiculate” (which can mean either “full of worms” or “tortuous”) and even “worm” itself.

3 Responses to “Word of the Day”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    “vermis,” a Latin noun meaning “worm.”
    From whence comes “Vernon”

  2. Which is something only the three of us could appreciate. How lucky for us, ppffft.
    And Dean Wormer who now, bless his little pointy head, sleeps with them too.

  3. Mr. Bingley says:

    “Tonight’s special is worms in a meat sauce”

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