26 November 2009

A Word With Moshammer's Ghost

yam

Function: noun

Etymology: earlier iname, from Portuguese inhame & Spanish ├▒ame, of African origin; akin to Fulani nyami to eat
Date: 1657
01: the edible starchy tuberous root of various plants (genus Dioscorea of the family Dioscoreaceae) used as a staple food in tropical areas; "I'm gonna eat so much stuffing and yams, I'm not gonna poop for a week."
02: a moist, usually orange-fleshed, sweet potato; "I'm not shitting you, the guy's head was so fucking misshaped, and his hair was so fucking orange, that we called him 'The Yam' or just 'Yam', and believe me, he hated it. Even his girlfriend called him 'Yam', or her 'sweet potato'! Fucking priceless."

Hotcha! Hank

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