Sunday, August 13, 2006

Mystery Word

When the cats awakened me this morning demanding breakfast, there was a word in my head. It was an unfamiliar word. I repeated it to myself so I would not forget it. I fed the cats and went back to sleep.

When I awoke several hours later, I still remembered the word. I looked it up and found it was a real word. For the life of me, I can not recall ever encountering this word before.

The word is Rocambole.

How did this word get in my head?

Update: Of course I had encountered this word before. So now the question becomes: What was my dreaming brain trying to tell me?


Matt said...

That you are not doing nearly enough cooking, perhaps. Maybe your brain will start giving you full recipes soon.

My Alter Ego said...

The funny thing is, when I had previously encountered Rocambole, it was in the non-culinary sense of the word. Had I not had this experience, I would have never known that it was also a kind of garlic.