Monday, August 01, 2005


Read Terry Pratchett and you learn brand new words. This is so not what I would have guessed the word cockchafer meant:

Main Entry: cock·cha·fer
Pronunciation: 'käk-"chA-f&r
Function: noun
Etymology: cock + chafer
: a large European beetle (Melolontha melolontha) destructive to vegetation as an adult and to roots as a larva; also : any of various related beetles
- Merriam Webster (Online Dictionary)

1 comment:

klund said...

Speaking of books we cross-reference, I finished Gil's All Fright Diner yesterday. Quite entertaining. Now I'm switching back to finish (again) the Discworld books. Good sitting-on-the-deck summer reading.