Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Getting Freekeh With It

box of freekeh on a store shelf (Kroger)

free·keh | ˈfrēkə |

noun

a cereal food made from unripened wheat that has been roasted and crushed into small pieces, used especially in Middle Eastern cooking: cook the freekeh in simmering salted water for about 15 minutes, then drain.

ORIGIN

Arabic farīka, from farīk ‘rubbed’, from faraka ‘to rub’ (the grain is rubbed between the hands, so that the husks can be blown away).

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Fri, 05 Mar 2004

An accomplished and presumably irreversible deed or fact.

Faît accompli is today's Word of the Day, and also a not at all shabby Curve song (5.4 MB AAC).

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Tue, 23 Dec 2003

7th of 7: Inspirational Party Phrases

"You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!"

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Mon, 22 Dec 2003

6th of 7: Inspirational Party Phrases

"May we dance with yo' dates?"

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Sun, 21 Dec 2003

5th of 7: Inspirational Party Phrases

"Yeah! Let's go get sushi and not pay!"

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Sat, 20 Dec 2003

4th of 7: Inspirational Party Phrases:

"The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!
We don't need no water let the ____________ burn!
Burn, ____________, burn!"

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Fri, 19 Dec 2003

3rd of 7: Inspirational Party Phrases

"Hey man, is that Freedom Rock? Well turn it up!

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Thu, 18 Dec 2003

2nd of 7: Inspirational Party Phrases

"Everybody on the dance floor!"

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Wed, 17 Dec 2003

1st of 7: Inspirational Party Phrases

"So throw your hands in the ay-uh
and wave 'em like you just don't kay-uh!"

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Sun, 11 May 2003

Panoply

Today’s Dictionary.com Word of The Day is panoply, another of my favorite words. Did you know that the original name of the band Pixies was Pixies In Panoply, but was shortened because, well, because that was just silly?

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Fri, 09 May 2003

WOTD

The Dictionary.com word of the day is lexicon. You’ve gotta love it when shit like that happens.

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Each kiss is as the first.
— Miramanee, Kirk’s wife, “The Paradise Syndrome”,
stardate 4842.6