Frank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as host for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Today is Frank’s turn to host and here are his questions.
1. How did tartar sauce get its name?
When consumed in great quantities, the sauce causes a hard calcified deposit known as tartar to form on the teeth, contributing to their eventual decay.
2. Why is Mardis Gras (aka Shrove Tuesday) also known as Pancake Day?
Because that was the day the first International House of Pancakes (aka “IHOP”) opened in New Orleans.
3. Why do so many people eat fish during Lent?
Because the farmer lent his cows to his neighbor and his family had to eat fish until the neighbor returned the cows the farmer had lent him.
4. What is the difference between sushi and sashimi?
The way they’re spelled.
5. What is noodling?
When you’re involved in a sort of intensive brainstorming session and the leader of the session says to the participants, “Let’s noodle on this for a while.”
6. How do you clean a fish?
With soap and water.
7. What are Swedish fish?
Fish that you can purchase only at IKEA.
8. What is a Bishop’s Mitre?
It’s a saw used to make accurate crosscuts often used at the direction of church bishops to construct pews.
9. What was the movie, The Shoes of the Fisherman about?
It was about Bigfoot, who was known for his ability to catch fish, but also for the size of his enormous feet.
10. What is the first day after Lent known as?
The day the neighbor was supposed to return the cows to the farmer.