Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Merriam-Webster: Pescetarian

"I'm a vegetarian. Oh, but I still eat fish."

This is the explanation I usually give people when dining in a situation where the food will be provided for me.

Thanks to a new addition to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, I may soon be able to shorten my statement to simply "I'm a pescetarian" and people will know that I adhere to a vegetarian diet but also eat seafood, rather than having to explain this type of vegetarianism.

It's always interesting to find out the new words being added to the dictionary because it's a potential sign that these words are becoming standard in our vocabulary, if not also in our culture.

I am Afishionado and I'm a pescetarian.

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