Shrimp: A Different Take On An Old Word


Let’s look at the term ‘shrimp’ for a long time. From where does this come? How will they put it? What is that? For most of us, the term shrimp is synonymous with cocktail shrimp or scampi shrimp, and now with the glorified television fishing shows, perhaps even commercial shrimps. It is a term commonly used for cooking and recipes-a food which now feeds millions of people around the world thanks to modern farming technologies. Internet searches show considerably more interest in the term when it comes to recipes and cooking than anything else.

As a term shrimp has meant many different things throughout history. This may identify an species in marine and aquaculture settings, but in many European regions and other places outside the United States it is referred to as prawns. Shrimp can also define the size or significance of someone or something, such as a disparaging reference to someone’s size as “small.” Another example would be how the word is used to represent an event, such as; “to shrimp,” as in the sense of “to fish.” As a verb, the term shrimping is used to describe the act of catching shrimp, which is performed using nets from boats or while wading. There’s even another meaning to my dismay for the term shrimping used in the adult pornography industry, but I’ll be steering away from that one. I will examine the different definitions of the word shrimp in this article, some context to explain where it came from and some examples of how shrimp was used in popular culture.


The term shrimp emerged somewhere between the 11th and 15th centuries from England. Originating from the word shrimpe, that meant pygmy. Dating back as far as the 14th century, Marco Polo spoke of shrimp as a primary food source in China. Shrimp fossils were found as an animal in areas once known as Gondwana, a supercontinent that consisted of Antarctica, Australia, South America, and Madagascar, which existed 300 million years ago. For millions of years the shrimp has always been a major source of food for birds , fish and whales, and more recently for humans. In the 1970s, shrimp consumption picked up dramatically with the help of shrimp farming designed to help sustain both wild stock and worldwide food supplies to help fight global hunger. Although some would argue that supply and demand were the real reason for shrimp farming in the U.S., the fact remains that it has helped alleviate the effects of famine in some parts of the world. Shrimp as food has, for at least the last 30 years, had a significant influence on global economies.

Shut down! You ‘re a creeper!

How many times you’ve heard this? I remember calling my younger siblings shrimps as the youngest of three Mom-terrorizing brothers as they were significantly smaller than me. Nonetheless, by the time I entered my early 20’s, they somehow outstripped my physical size during their high school years and soon afterwards the calling name suddenly ceased. I still felt fortunate that our young people didn’t reciprocate those early feelings.

Tracing the word shrimp back as a means of teasing others, I have found few sources as to when this really originated. It shocked me because of how much it was used in my youth, and is still being used today, although sparingly. However, there are a few good sources which help to shed some light on the subject. One of which has to do with modern-day bullying. According to Kids Against Bullying at the Pacer Center, strategies for kids to combat bullying should include responses to “You ‘re a shrimp!” and “You ‘re always a shrimp!” with laughter or sincerity to send the bully somewhere else to go, effectively stopping the bully in his or her tracks. I’m not sure how well it works, but it would be worth spending some quality time on the subject with my own kids just in case.

Sirloin Filet – Introduction

The Sirloin Filet is a cut from the top half of the long loin, which is sliced from the triangular, subprimal back portion to the very short loin. The Sirloin Filet is also commonly known as the Tenderloin steak. The Sirloin Filet is considering one of the world’s most sought after steaks and is usually used in making top notch New York Style Ribs.

In order to be a good steak, you need to know how to cut it. A great cut of meat can be difficult to learn if you don’t understand the basics of cutting beef. Most people who like steaks will tell you that the key to great steaks is finding a good cutting method. This is where the Sirloin Filet steps in.

The Sirlion Filet is an excellent cutting tool for tenderloins because of its versatility. There is no need to cut it through the bone or pull it through the fat. You can make the filet as flat as possible without damaging the steak at all. It can be trimmed into many different shapes and sizes and is easy to use. If you want to learn more about cutting beef, then consider getting a good steak knife or steak slicer so you can learn the ins and outs of slicing beef.

A steak slicer can be used to slice sirloins and other steaks with ease. Slicing your own steaks is a very simple process. The first thing you have to do is make sure that the steak is cold before you begin. Then take your steak slicer and place it on the table where the steak is resting, close the blade so that only the surface of the steak is exposed and begin to slice in a downward motion so that the steak stays flat and easy to maneuver around.

Make sure that the blade is sharp and steady and then start moving the blade from the outside of the steak towards the flat part of the meat. Once you reach the middle of the steak, move the blade down to the end and finally down through the center of the steak to get to the center. Once you get to the end of the steak, slice the steak in the same manner that you would if you were cutting a round steak. and allow the steak to rest for a few seconds before you slice through the meat.

If you follow the above tips, you should be able to create the perfect steak in no time. Once you get the hang of the way, you’ll soon have your perfect cut of sirloins and even more.