Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cabotage

I love learning new words, and when I ran across this word today, I knew I had to blog about it.

Cabotage.

Can you guess what it means? I thought of cabbage and sabotage...how do you sabotage something with cabbage? Maybe put poop powder in the sauerkraut?

As it turns out, cabotage relates to coastal shipping. Who would have thought? There are actually laws governing cabotage. In the US, they have the Gulf Coast Jones Act. I wonder if we have such a thing as cabotage in the Philippines?

Now, the English teacher in me wants to be able to use this word in actual conversation. Rest assured I'll find a way to use it tomorrow. ;)

2 comments:

  1. wow. I would have never guessed the correct meaning of the word!

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  2. we have the same topic for our latest entries. hehehe.

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