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  • Happens to the best of us, c_b.

    January 27, 2009

  • Damn. It took me about twelve hours to get that joke.


    January 27, 2009

  • Dunno, Pro! I'll check OED tomorrow (unless someone beats me to it).

    January 27, 2009

  • This sounds way better than "dried fish." :-)

    January 27, 2009

  • Is this the etymology of pipsiculture?

    January 27, 2009

  • "pipsi, n, also pipsey, pipshy, pipshi; Peacock, English-Eskimo Dictionary 225 Fish, dried: pipsi; Labrador Inuit 101 pitsik 'dried fish.' Cod-fish and trout preserved by drying in the sun and wind without salt.

    1771 1792 CARTWRIGHT i, 138 I was greatly pleased with the Eskimo method of curing cofish without salt; which, in that state, they call pipshy. The fish is split down the back, the bone taken out, and the thick parts scored down to the skin, an inch asunder; two of them are then fastened together by their tails, and hung across a pole to dry in the open air. ...

    1977 Inuit Land Use 123 Char caught in the spring make the best dried fish (pipsi); later in summer, their flesh is more oily, and it quickly becomes rancid if left long in the sun."

    Dictionary of Newfoundland English

    January 27, 2009