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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Sunday Rest. Word Not To Use Today: spatula.

Spatula, sounding as it does like some particularly painful and disfiguring disease caused by foul living conditions, is something one would surely wish to avoid on all occasions, and most especially when preparing food.

(Sorry, I must pause here so I can give way to an intense shuddering aversion.)

I must admit that spatulas are useful things - indeed, presented with an wobbly fried egg it is hard to manage without one - but luckily they have a much less sinister name.
Cartoon spatula by purzen - A cartoonish spatula to turn burgers with.


And slice sounds nice.

Word Not To Use Today: spatula. This word comes from the Latin word spatha, which means a broad piece, from the Greek spath─ô, which means blade.

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