Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Words of the Week

I am trying to add a weekly feature to this blog. I expected that it would be easy to make happen every Tuesday, since we usually talk about the words over the weekend, when the concentration of family time is highest. But, surprise, surprise, it takes a fair amount of effort to make sure it happens each week. And with all the other stuff that has been going on behind the scenes, I have fallen behind. So, I have decided to permit myself a one-week lapse. Also, I am now going to avail myself of the post scheduling feature to get (and keep) myself on track. In addition, I am choosing Wednesday as my "Words of the Week" day. It has better alliteration than Tuesday, and will probably work out better in the long run.

So, without further ado, here are the Words of the Week:

  • Chip Butty: Fried slices of potatoes sandwiched between two slices of buttered bread. This is a compound word composed of the UK equivalent for the American term 'french fries', and 'butty' the British colloquialism for a slice of buttered bread. (See the Wikipedia entry if you don't believe me!)
    "There's nothing like finishing off dinner with a chip butty!"

  • Cavalier: A gentleman who is serving as an escort to a woman of high social status
    "Isn't the Sugar Plum Fairy lovely? And just look at her Cavalier!"

4 comments:

Professor in Training said...

I haven't even had breakfast yet, but now I'm really pining for a chip butty. They are best eaten with big fat chips (fries) that come straight out of the oil so that they are piping hot and crispy - and they must be eaten with white bread as it's just not the same with wholewheat. Pile as many chips on the bread as you can, sprinkle them with a bit of salt, put the second piece of bread on top and squish down before eating. Mmmmmmm ...

acmegirl said...

"Pile as many chips on the bread as you can, sprinkle them with a bit of salt, put the second piece of bread on top and squish down before eating."

Wow! That's EXACTLY how hubby does it! No wonder he's always complaining that I don't buy white bread. But I am proud to say that, thanks to hubby's constant pining for his favorite childhood foods, I can make some pretty mean chips!

Professor in Training said...

Haha - your hubby sounds like a great guy! I NEVER eat white bread but you can't have a chip sandwich/butty on anything else. I also avoid fried foods like the plague, but I'd crawl a long, long way to get good chips.

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Wow, I am (over)stuffed from all this holiday overeating, but I could REALLY go for a chip butty right now!