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OED adds new foodie words
Posted By Nicole On March 31, 2011 @ 7:01 am In Food News | 6 Comments
The Oxford English Dictionary has been updated with a handful of new words in the last month. Popular texting terms like “LOL” made headlines, but the OED added a number of foodie terms – and I’m not just referring to the phrase “muffin top,” which was added both as meaning the top portion of a muffin and as something much less flattering!
Foodie terms include quite a few items that you’re probably familiar with. It’s a little strange to think that not all of these terms were in the dictonary when they’re often found in culinary dictionaries, but if it weren’t for the food culture of the internet and the fast pace at which food trends seem to spread these days, many of these items would still be regional specialties that we never would have heard of.
Perhaps the most interesting addition is that of “the ten- (or three-, five- etc.) second rule that ‘allows for the eating of a delicious morsel that has fallen to the floor, provided that it is retrieved within the specified period of time.’”
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