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Friday, 13 March 2020

Word To Use Today: scat.

Good grief, as if things weren't bad enough now it's flipping Friday the thirteenth!

Ah well, look at it this way: if you can survive today then you can survive anything.

So let's put a little joy into the day by thinking of something jolly. 

Er...

Well, given that different things make people giggle, how about the word scat?

Scat can be a form of jazz characterised by nonsense sounds:



Or it can be animal poo:

File:Black bear scat.jpg
This is black bear poo. Presumably found in a wood.

Or a scat can be a type of fish of the Asian family Scatophagus argus, which is very beautiful (the argus bit implies lots of eyes):

Scatophagus argus (Wroclaw zoo)-2.JPG
photo by Guérin Nicolas 

but, although very handsome, its menu choice must surely make the rest of us feel rather blessed.

Bon appetit!

Word To Use Today: scat. The jazz word is probably an imitation of the sounds people make when singing it. The other words come from the Greek skat- which I'm afraid means dung. I'm even more afraid that -phagus is to do with eating.




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