Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday's learn and earn...


fossick  \FAH-sik\  ~ verb

a : to search about : rummage
b : to search for by or as if by rummaging : ferret out

EXAMPLES: As teenagers, the twins spent many summer afternoons fossicking for opals in the old mine.

"Meanwhile that little dog of ours, whose pedigree goes back some 400 years, is out the front fossicking round on the lawn and in the garden, following scents, sniffing at new growth, chasing birds (and flies), barking at cats or watching the world go by from the front doorstep." -- From an article by Garth George in The New Zealand Herald, October 7, 2010

DID YOU KNOW? The first people to "fossick" (in the oldest but still-current meaning of the word), back in the 1850s, were picking over abandoned mining excavations in search of gold or gemstones. But within a few decades "fossick" was being used more generally to mean "to search about" or "to rummage." "Fossickfussick," meaning "to bustle about," and the second "fossack" or "fussock," meaning "a troublesome person."


If you over worked your food processor this holiday season have no fear, right now Kitchen Aid is offering rebates of $5.00 to $20.00 on many of their food processor models.  If you purchase a select Kitchen Aid between 11/18/2010 and 12/31/2010 then all you need to do is mail in the rebate form together with the UPC from the package and a copy of your dated cash register receipt.  All requests must be received by Kitchen Aid by 1/31/2011.  If you have questions about the rebate you can reach them at 1-800-324-5808

Have a great day everyone!



  1. I am word obsessed so learning the new word "fossick" was much appreciated...
    Another obsession of mine is FOOD and there is NOTHING better than Kitchen Aid!
    This was perfect for me today! :)

    Cat Chat

  2. Nice word. I just don't know where you come up with these. *lol*
    We are loving our food processor. That rebate should give people some incentive to get one!!


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