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Pesky Pescatarians

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Today it was announced that one hundred new words and expressions were being added to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, including “infinity pool” (first found in an English-speaking publication in 1992), “kiteboarding” (1996), which is not a new form of torture but a water sport, and a personal favorite, “wing nut” (circa 1900), which is slang for a radical person.

But the word on the list that caught my eye was “pescatarian” (1993), defined as a vegetarian who will eat fish. A secondary definition would be a pesky dinner guest with irritating food preferences, like my cousin Jack, who occasionally drops by unexpectedly, usually at dinner time. Read More

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