OBLOXIOUS – The Wednesday Wordapod
Today’s (The Wednesday) Wordapod – OBLOXIOUS – is all about overeating…and Aunt Sadie’s brunches. Can you relate?
Obloxious (adj) – pertaining to a very offensive, ostentatious spread of smoked salmon
Sample Sentence: Much as I used to love Aunt Sadie’s Sunday brunches, I came to feel guilty eating such obloxious amounts when I knew that people were starving just a few miles away.
You Know What…?
Judith Tasselberg, author of Obloxious Brunches and Other Family Lore (2008: Schmaltz Press), had this to say on the subject:
“I recall every other Sunday in Yonkers at Aunt Gertie’s with my parents, two older brothers and all of my cousins. There would usually be 19 of us at Gertie and Sol’s immense mahogany table, 20 if you counted Sniffles, the Maltese. We looked forward to playing all kinds of kiddy games, and embarrassing each other in our own dastardly little ways.
So, what about the food, you ask? There were enough bagels, and enough mountains of lox and hills of cream cheese, to feed 200 lumberjacks. Obloxious indeed!”
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