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Rick F.

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"Foodists"? Sat, 08/5/06 3:34 PM (permalink)
The Oxford English Dictionary's word for 2006.08.05 is "foodism." Do we all qualify? I'll admit that I probably do, and by their definition (below) I don't mind! (Emphases mine)

foodism, n. DRAFT ENTRY Mar. 2005

orig. U.S.

Brit. /fudz()m/, U.S. /fudz()m/ [< FOOD n. + -ISM. Cf. FOODIST n.]

A keen or exaggerated interest in food, esp. in the minute details of the preparation, presentation, and consumption of food.

1930 Nashua (Iowa) Reporter 1 Jan. 2/1 The American Medical Journal asserts that ‘fadism [sic] has no place in foodism’, but the point is that foodism has a place in slimism. 1984 A. BARR & P. LEVY Official Foodie Handbk. 6/1 Foodism crosses all boundaries and is understood in all languages. 1995 Spectator 28 Jan. 42/2 After the rococo curlicues of late-Eighties foodism, one can see why there's been such a swing towards plain talking about food that hasn't been mucked about with. 2004 Reno (Nevada) Gaz.-Jrnl. (Nexis) 21 Apr. 2E, ‘Quality over quantity’, after all, is the first commandment of foodism.

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    RE: "Foodists"? Sat, 08/5/06 7:28 PM (permalink)
    Gee, I resemble that remark!
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