The obscure word of the week is poltophagy

This week’s obscure English word is poltophagy. It means the act of chewing food until it is reduced to a porridge-like consistency. This was once popular in the late nineteenth century and into the early twentieth, when US food writer Horace Fletcher advocated chewing each mouthful more than 30 times. This, he insisted, could cure … More The obscure word of the week is poltophagy

The obscure word of the week is nudiustertian

This week’s obscure English word is nudiustertian. It’s an obsolete term meaning ‘two days ago’. I’m not sure why it’s become obsolete – it seems pretty useful to me. You know. Q: ‘When did you make this sandwich?’, A: ‘Nudiustertian’, or Q: ‘How long have we been waiting for the bus?’, A: ‘Since nudiustertian.’ Your … More The obscure word of the week is nudiustertian