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

Foodyfoodfoodyfoodfoodyfood;  inert; On Zen, Freedom and Eating Quickly; Domineering and Stealing; (Junk Food); Carol Taylor’s Kitchen Hacks; Easy Tomato Soup; Best Eating Habits; Lox of Bagels; Winter Prep; The God of “Food and other” things; Intermittent Fasting


Borborygm. You know that rumbling you sometimes get in your stomach? Well, this is one term for that sensation! It might be a little bit more difficult to say than saying, “I’m hungry,” though.

Happy Holidays.  Merry Christmas.   Feliz Navidad.    Eat well friends..   eat well.

“Am I just eating because I’m bored?” — The Grinch

“Guys, I’m eating junk and watching rubbish! You better come out and stop me!” – Kevin McCallister

“Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beatloaf. I hate meatloaf.” — Randy Parker

“Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?” — Clark Griswold

“I planned out our whole day. First we make snow angels for two hours, and then we’ll go ice skating, and then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie Dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle.” — Buddy

Foodies: annie; pooja; jiheuer; brayden; gail; josh; noah; anne; ian; justine; miriam; gastro; woolymuses; dawn; tgeriatrix; garfield; clarissa; joy; ivor


Bibble. You know those people in your favorite restaurant who drink and/or eat noisily? What they are doing is referred to as bibble.

AND it is one of my biggest pet peeves.  I feel very strongly about eating a lot of food while at the same time doing it quietly.  I can now tell someone to please stop bibbling. So much nicer than shuuuuuttttttt upppppp!!

I am not alone in this eye-rolling activity.  Loud eating makes it to the top 10 of hundreds of top pet peeve lists.  Trust me on this.  I googled it and sure enough, to bibble ranks on nearly all top 10 lists as one of the biggest pet peeves for a very large portion of society. If google says it, it must be true.  It’s nice to not be alone.

“Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.”
Bennett Cerf, humorist, publisher (1898-1971)

I hate mouth noises of all kinds – chewing, swallowing, gum smacking, heavy breathing. S.E. Cupp

“Mr. Jesmond made a peculiar noise rather like a hen who has decided to lay an egg and then thought better of it.”
Agatha Christie, ‘The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding’ (1925)

“….the noise from good toast should reverberate in the head like the thunder of July.”
E.V. Lucas, ‘When Toasters Disagree’ (1906)

Bibblers: daniel; delighting; cathy; kim; wilsonclan;

Day 8 – Food Porning Memories

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
~Virginia Woolf

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 reminds me of other times I have found pleasure with friends and family through the enjoyment of a wild array of food and drink.   Memories are enhanced with food shots from a variety of places and in various forms of preparedness.  Though there were hundreds of other memories associated with food, these were really some of my favorites. I hope you enjoy.

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.
~Ruth Reichl

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