Xertz. –   Great Scrabble word. ‘Xertz’ is a verb with unknown origins, although it is likely derived from slang term. Pronounced ‘zerts’, it means ‘to gulp something down quickly and/or in a greedy fashion’. In most cases, it is used to describe drinking, but it may also describe someone eating quickly.

“Work before eating, rest after eating. Eat not ravenously, filling the mouth gulp after gulp without breathing space.”   ~~ Maimonides

Example sentences:

“As soon as I finished the half marathon I needed to xertz a bottle of water.”           “After work, I xertzed about 9 cobble-lobbers at the libation emporium.”

“Some people immediately descend on the dishes the moment they have been set down. Wolves do that.”  ~~ Desiderius Erasmus

I am most definitely a xertzer.  I always have been and likely I always will be.  I have tried my entire life to slow my eating roll.. but to no avail.  I did ok for awhile when i first started using chopsticks, but once I mastered that, I was right back at full speed.  I think it is because I eat to live, have been a terrible cook, and I don’t often eat until I feel like I’m starving.

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“The Mouth Of A Perfectly Happy Man Is Filled With Beer.” — Ancient Egyptian Proverb

“Seize The Moment. Remember All Those Women On The “Titanic” Who Waved Off The Dessert Cart.” -Erma Bombeck

“I’m On A Seafood Diet. I See Food And I Eat It.” -Dolly Parton

“That’s What I Do, I Drink And I Know Things.”- Tyrion Lannister, Game Of Thrones

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3 thoughts on “Xertz

  1. I read this word for the first time, gulp is what is universally used to describe the action and gluttony for the behaviour! Awesome blog you have here, enjoyed reading through..

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