190215 Homophonic Pirrie

By February 19, 2015zBlog Archives

This is the second time this year that the OED has failed to be relevant. Given that it is the Chinese New Year, I was expecting something ovine or caprine, but as far as I can see, ‘pirrie’, which means ‘A sudden, strong blast of wind; a squall; a storm’ (OED), is neither; nor does it relate to things Chinese in any way. Although it’s wet in London, there’s an absence of windy pirries, so I’ve opted instead for a burger producing homophone, and as one of the Chinese Zodiac symbols is galline, then this satisfies both the occasion and the WoTD.

Day #50 of the second 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.