Fricassee of Words

Fricassée of Words – Something Smells Fishy

First, we must consider the process responsible for the characteristic odor emanating from fish that is not as fresh as it should be. Other than a distinctive saline aroma for fish pulled from ocean and estuaries, or an earthy, some might say algae-like smell for soft-water fish, if it’s fresh, it don’t smell much! Air… Continue reading Fricassée of Words – Something Smells Fishy

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2019 Review

52 weeks gone by and almost as many Blog articles. Some weeks, inspiration strikes effortlessly, and the Monday morning article seems to write itself. At other times, it feels like a bit more of a challenge, but researching topics is always a blast. Any historically inclined article and the Fricassée of Words are personal favorits… Continue reading 2019 Review

Fricassee of Words

Fricassée of Words – Talking Turkey

With Thanksgiving just days away, it seemed most appropriate to contemplate the all-American phrase, “Talking Turkey.” Few people know the exact meaning of this phrase. Historians have turned to old publications to place it in its proper context and come up with at least three different usages. What is certain, however, is that “Talking Turkey”… Continue reading Fricassée of Words – Talking Turkey