"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Wednesday, 30 January 2013


I frequently put archaic words on this blog but here is one from modern times.  A locavore is a consumer who only buys locally produced food and other products.  The name was an invention of four San Francisco women in 2005 who set out on a culinary adventure to see if they could live only on things found within 100 miles.

1 comment:

  1. That term featured not too long ago in an article in my weekly paper. A journalist made a similar experiment; she tried to buy food originating only from Berlin (where she lives) and the surrounding area for one year. In winter, her diet tended to have very little variety...