Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: barnicle slice

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    75
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default barnicle slice

    i'm quite sure the spelling is awfully wrong and i'm also quite sure this is a part of the body (that you can possibly break).

    can anyone help me understand what this slice of barnicle is? :/

  2. #2
    RonBee's Avatar
    RonBee is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    16,571
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: barnicle slice

    I am quite sure the word is barnacle. I am not sure what a slice of it would be. However, a barnacle is a crustacean that attaches itself to the undersides of ships.

    ~R

  3. #3
    Teia is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Romanian
      • Home Country:
      • Romania
      • Current Location:
      • Romania
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,881
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: barnicle slice

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo View Post
    i'm quite sure the spelling is awfully wrong and i'm also quite sure this is a part of the body (that you can possibly break).
    can anyone help me understand what this slice of barnicle is? :/

    Hi !

    RonBee is right, but there is also another interpretation for barnacle which can explain this misunderstanding.
    Here is what my English dictionary says :

    "Barnacle - European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north." [Barnacle goose]
    Brant - any of several small, dark , wild geese of the genus Branta that breed in Arctic regions, having a black neck and head.

    Therefore, "a slice of barnacle " is ,in fact, a slice of wild goose meat ".



    I hope it helps.

    Regards,

    Teia

  4. #4
    RonBee's Avatar
    RonBee is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    16,571
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: barnicle slice

    Now that's a tasty answer.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk