Today, I learned from the Wall Street Journal
that "frying cuttlefish" is Cantonese slang for being fired. As a result, cuttlefish fishing trips are deliberately misnamed squid fishing trips, to avoid the negative associations of losing one's job. Fabulous!
This might beat "flat out like a lizard drinking
" as my favorite zoological slang.
On that note, happy turkey day! I'm
thankful for the Internet, and yes, I said that at the dinner table.