End of ADS-L Digest - 14 Feb 1996 to 15 Feb 1996 ************************************************ There are 15 messages totalling 379 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. New word? mouthfeel (3) 2. mouthfeel (2) 3. Schluppy 4. schluppy 5. subculture terms (Zenobia, Jupiter) 6. silly rules of grammar (4) 7. The fading of [hw] 8. ! Skimafleen, whilom (fwd) 9. Schluppy (ZHLUB) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Fri, 16 Feb 1996 09:50:19 -0500 From: "Dale F.Coye" Subject: New word? mouthfeel Perusing the ingredients on the package of Swissmiss milk chocolate hot cocoa mix I note that they included some partially hydrogenated soybean oil. The good people at Swissmiss anticipated my puzzlement over why any soybean oil, whether partially or fully hydrogenated, would find its way into this beverage, and added this fascinating parentheses: (to provide smooth mouthfeel). A friend who loves to cook told me that this word has been around nutritionist circles for some time, but I'd never come across it. I don't know if this qualifies for a new word, not having the newer dictionaries against which to judge it, but you've got to admit this is a word with great potential. Here I'd been making do with "texture" for so long, a word clearly inadequate to the task assigned it. But Mouthfeel-- this word will go far! Now I can finally explain to people why it is I don't like tofu. Further this word should be adopted in linguistic circles and among poets and orators to explain why certain words work better in certain contexts. Monongahela has better mouthfeel than Allegheny, Kirk Douglas has better mouthfeel than his real name Izzy Demsky, French has better mouthfeel than German or Russian... Everything falls into place.