Thursday, March 19, 2009


pica \ˈpī-kə\ noun: an abnormal desire to eat substances (as chalk or ashes) not normally eaten

Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, magpie

Pica would be a delightfully quirky theme for a restaurant. Inedible substances need not be served; conventional fare could be simply manipulated or disguised so as to appear repulsive.


Anonymous said...

I think some restaurants already do this, unfortunately not within the context of farce.

Anonymous said...

I remember in the 70's there were public service announcements about children eating lead paint chips. They called it "Pica Syndrome".
Boy, Have not heard that word for at least 30 years!