Just what IS a sprat, anyway?


Scraps and sprats! Splendid! I love how everyone here looks so relieved that it all came together.

That phrase has stuck with me since I heard it years ago on a favorite BBC television show: Monarch of the Glen. In this episode from series 6, Donald saves the day by assembling an impromptu fancy dinner of leftovers (aka scraps and sprats) for Lucy’s pretentious parents, who are meeting her new boyfriend for the first time (with the old one in tow.) Awkward!

According to Merriam Webster a sprat is, specifically, a small European marine fish (Latin: Sprattus sprattus – really a stretch there) and, Continue reading “Just what IS a sprat, anyway?”