Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Whale of a Time

funny word of the day: harpoon

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \här-ˈpün\
Function: noun
Etymology: probably from Dutch harpoen, from Middle Dutch, from Old French harpon brooch, from harper to grapple
Date: 1625
: a barbed spear or javelin used especially in hunting large fish or whales
— harpoon transitive verb
— har·poon·er noun

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