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Friday, 12 July 2013

Word To Use Today: scruncheon.

If Newfoundland had given the world nothing else, then it must be forever covered in glory and garlanded with laurels and gratitude for having dragged up from who-knows-where the word scruncheon.

Which is obviously too gorgeous a word not to use on every possible occasion.

Scruncheon.

Scruncheon.

Isn't it satisfying?

A scruncheon is a small crisp piece of fried pork fat, and I admit this means it isn't going to be easy to ease the word into ordinary conversation, but, hey...it'll make the world a better place if we can, won't it.

The sun was so hot I practically got fried to a scruncheon.

The snow the dogs had weed on was exactly the colour of fine scruncheons.

Scruncheons
For luncheons
Put pork
On your fork.

Okay, I'm getting a bit desperate, here.

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Scruncheons with fish and brewis.

Still, scruncheon.

It's just lovely, isn't it.

Word To Use Today: scruncheon. This word comes from Newfoundland, but otherwise it is a mystery.

2 comments:

  1. Is this related to 'scratching'?

    I must admit, there are few things I like more than having a pint of bitter on a beautifully sunny day, accompanied by a fat bag of pork scratchings.

    In doing so, I am faintly aware of my arteries hardening and I'm pretty sure that the girl behind the bar gave me a look of "Are you actually going to eat these?" when I handed over my fiver.

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    1. Ah well. They may be bad for your arteries, but think of the good you're doing for the doctors and the dentists...
      ...no, that's no comfort at all, is it.

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