Saturday, 4 February 2012

Word of the Week

Shrimpprawn


Definition:  A sea creature crustacean; either very tasty or yucky, depending on your personal taste
Used in a sentence:  I have one dear friend who didn't realize that the pink state of a shrimpprawn was not raw and required boiling to obtain, bless her.

2 comments:

  1. shrimps and prawns are two different things

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  2. You are technically correct, but my point is about what the general usage is in the 2 countries. Via Wikipedia: In the United Kingdom, the word "prawn" is more common on menus than "shrimp", while the opposite is the case in North America. The term "prawn" is also loosely used to describe any large shrimp, especially those that come 15 (or fewer) to the pound (such as "king prawns", yet sometimes known as "jumbo shrimp").
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prawn

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