Tuesday, April 17, 2007

zarf: "a cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee-cup...usually of metal and of ornamental design." (Sir James Murray's New English Dictionary, 1928)

Also, according to the Forgotten English calendar, today is the Feast Day of St. Drogo "a twelfth-century shepherd who became a patron of coffeehouse owners, whose controversial shops were once regarded with suspicion."

1 comment:

  1. haha! i love that bit about the patron saint of coffeehouses! that's great.

    zarf is also a fun word...although it sounds a bit too much like a goofy word for vomit to me. as in, "ok, which cat zarfed all over the carpet this time?" ;-)