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.