Sunday, December 05, 2004
I was doing a Crossword puzzle and combing the dictionary for an answer to the clue "Type type" when I noticed this rather odd definition for "pica", a word which refers to both a type-setting and to:

An abnormal craving or appetite for nonfood substances, such as dirt, paint, or clay.

The wonderful thing about English is that there's a word for everything -- even for my unusual habit of eating wall-paper.

Just kidding. Although it is delicious.