Looks like Dictionary.com aborted their alphabetical Word of the Day pattern mid-stream. Weird.

Victuals \VIT-uhlz\, noun:

food or provisions, esp. for humans

Before the hurricane hit, we went to the store for victuals.

c 1303, vitaylle (singular), from Anglo-French and Old French vitaille, from Late Latin victualia “provisions,” noun use of plural of victualis “of nourishment,” from victus “livelihood, food, sustenance,” from base of vivere “to live.” Spelling altered by 1523 to conform with Latin, but pronunciation remains “vittles.”

Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation for victuals

OK. I’ll be honest. I didn’t know that this was REALLY pronounced ‘vittles.’ I really just assumed the word was VIKchulz or VIKtualz and that it had been Southern bastardized into the separate word of vittles.

You learn something new every day! This is why I do this.

Speaking of educational, take a look and listen at the sad case of the tiny island of The House That Jack Built Macquarie Island, near Australia.

They used the cats to get the rabbits. They used the cats to get the mice. They used the cats to get the link.

OK, Lego minifigs swearing will always make me laugh. ALWAYS! NSFW Language.

“Is this Beef or Link?”
“Both, sir. You ordered the Blink.”