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  • proper n. The Tuesday before the onset of Lent.

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  • n. a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans


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  • Ha ha!

    March 10, 2011

  • Fat Tuesday. Though in my case, I don't see how that's different from any other day.

    March 10, 2011

  • Hey, what's with the shroving?! There's room for all of us on this word.

    March 10, 2011

  • Shrove Tuesday.

    March 10, 2011

  • Pancake Tuesday.

    March 8, 2011

  • Yes. It's the day before Lent begins, so you use up your indulgent pantry items (sugar, butter, lard, honey, etc.) most often used in baked goods, to feast before the Lenten Season begins.

    March 7, 2011

  • Mmm... pancake day.

    March 7, 2011

  • Just learned that in the UK and Ireland Fat Tuesday is better known as Pancake Day.

    March 7, 2011