Buckeye Stater Larry Cariglio sent this one in, saying:
I have been in the pizza business since 1982, Lorenzo's Pizzeria Restaurant in Oberlin, Ohio. When I am not at work, my hobby is anything related to pizza, especially pizza Margherita out of my backyard oven.
[Warning: Minor etymology lesson, after the jump!]
It's at times like these that I'm reminded of the etymology of the words vocation and avocation.
early 15c., "spiritual calling," from L. vocationem (nom. vocatio), lit. "a calling," from vocatus "called," pp. of vocare "to call" (see voice). Sense of "one's occupation or profession" is first attested 1550s.
Also from Etymonline, here's avocation:
1520s, "a calling away from one's occupation," from L. avocationem (nom. avocatio) "a calling away," noun of action from pp. stem of avocare, from ab- "off, away from" + vocare "to call" (see voice).
So it actually sounds like, for Larry, his vocation and avocation are one and the same.
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