HORS D’OEUVRES [awr DURV]: Any of various savory foods usually served as appetizers


As I’ve said many times before, there are words in our American English language that come to us directly from another language.   John McIntyre, my colleague who writes the blog, You Don’t Say, says  that we tend to forget that our language is somewhat of a slut, in that it is a language that co-opts […]

FOODIE: a person having an enthusiastic interest in the preparation and consumption of good food


It started out very subtly.    Our kids began to turn their noses up at the dinner table when our usual fare was popped from the oven and placed in front of them.   We began to hear grumbling including such words as savory and palate.   All of a sudden pizza, chipped beef on toast, grilled […]