The turkey isn’t referred to as “India” in Turkey alone; the Polish do it too. It’s called diiq Hindi (“Indian rooster”) in many Arabian countries and “bird of India” in Russian.
I lived in Canada for decades, and thanks to bilingual food packaging, I know that the French word for “turkey” is dinde. What never occurred to me until I looked it up is that dinde is a compressed form of d’Inde, which means “from India”.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, chances are that you’ve seen a lot of arguments made by well-known, well-respected people in favor of net neutrality. I’m going to turn things around and show you who’s arguing against it.
In many coming-of-age movies, an authority figure has to apologize for the young protagonist’s inappropriate and tasteless actions, and the apology sounds so straight-laced that it becomes funny in context. The Navy’s official statement on the matter has pretty much the same effect:
“The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable.”
I have questions (of course I have questions!):
Can we make “dongtrails” the official word for this kind of skywriting?
Planes — especially Navy planes — aren’t like cars. You can’t just take one out for a spin without informing someone; you have to file a flight plan specifying where you’re taking off from, the route you’re taking, and where you’ll land. What kind of flight plan was filed for this jaunt?
While the act shows terrible judgement and reflects poorly on the Navy, drawing a giant sky penis does require some precision flying, including a hairpin turn. I’m not saying that the people involved should go undisciplined, but perhaps their skills could be channeled towards better, constructive, and even tasteful directions.
While grocery shopping at Publix earlier this week, I noticed something odd on the packaging in the hummus fridge: the words “dark chocolate”. I thought that I was mistaken, but a closer look not only confirmed my first observation, but revealed even more oddball flavors.
For a limited time, experience a sweet indulgence with all the goodness you have come to expect from Boar’s Head Hummus. Our Dark Chocolate Hummus is crafted with only non-GMO project verified and gluten free ingredients. All-natural steamed chickpeas are blended with rich cocoa, organic sugar, and vanilla, to offer a smooth, creamy texture and a decadent flavor that pairs wonderfully with pretzels, strawberries, and more.
In case you were curious, it clocks in at 80 calories per 2-tablespoon serving, and the tub contains 8 such servings.
Beside the Boar’s Head dessert hummus was a selection from a company called “Delighted by Hummus” (“db” for short) with these flavors: