Saturday, October 3, 2009

I Smelt the Smelt & It was Not Pretty

funny word of the day: smelt

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈsmelt\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural smelts or smelt
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Norwegian smelte whiting
Date: before 12th century
: any of a family (Osmeridae) of small bony fishes that closely resemble the trouts in general structure, live along coasts and ascend rivers to spawn or are landlocked, and have delicate oily flesh with a distinctive odor and taste

While I've never eaten smelt, it honestly doesn't sound the least bit appealing to me.

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