Wednesday, 28 May 2014

I shall not abnegate

To abnegate is to give up or deny oneself something, particularly a pleasure. It can also mean to renounce or reject something, such as a right or belief. I'm no abnegator; I believe I shall enjoy eating the rest of this cake as much as I enjoyed the first slice. (I grated the zest of the lemon into the icing and the whole thing smells of citrus freshness.)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Let's fry

To fry is to cook in hot fat or oil. Americans refer to chips as a fries (and crisps as chips). Gettting fried can be a slang term for being cheated or sunburned.

Fry are also baby fish. I'm sure there are some in this resovoir. Anyone like to guess where it is?