Word of the day for Friday, March 20th

Benny was hammering away at a thing the other day when I took a look at the package of fancy nails he was using. “Escutcheon nails,” I said. “What’s an escutcheon?” I thought he would know since he was using them and all. He did not. So I had to look it up.

It turns out that escutcheon is not a portmanteau for a curmudgeonly Dutch escargot. No, sir. It’s the shield that a coat of arms goes on. A fancy shield! We have fancy shield nails! Where are our fancy shields? We have stuff to hammer them with, finally! Get the fancy shields, Benny!

Oh wait – it is also the word for a switchplate cover. Eh.

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