Fishing as a Georgian Era Sport

Fishing as a Georgian Era Sport

Until very recently my experiences with fishing have been practically non-existent. I have vague memories of fishing, or attempting to fish, in the small pond in my home town. Most often I caught pollywogs and frogs by hand, which in my opinion was way easier than trying to hook a fish! Then there was the… Continue Reading

Vocabulary Rocks! D is for…

Vocabulary Rocks! D is for…

      Doughnut The term doughnut is first attested to 1809 in Washington Irving’s Knickerbocker’s History of New York. But Irving does not refer to the toroidal confection that we know today. Instead, what he describes are small balls of fried dough, what we would today call doughnut holes: An enormous dish of balls of sweetened… Continue Reading