Sunday, April 30, 2006

Offal is pronounced like awful

I've signed up for a Scrabble fundraiser. My father misheard me and thought I said I'd signed up for a Scrapple fundraiser. No thank you.

A savory cornmeal pudding in which the cornmeal is simmered with pork scraps and trimmings, then cooled and hardened into a loaf. Scrapple is made of hog offal such as the head, heart, liver, and other scraps.
"scrapple." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 2005. 30 Apr. 2006.

1. Waste parts, especially of a butchered animal.
2. Refuse; rubbish.
[Middle English : of-, off (from Old English, from of) + fal, fall.]
"offal." The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 30 Apr. 2006.