Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Word of the Week: Puddingtime

1. The time of dinner; the time at which pudding, anciently the first dish, is set up the table.
2. Nick of time; critical minute.

Mars that still protects the stout,
In puddingtime came to his aid.

- Hudibras.

From: Samuel Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language: An Anthology

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1 comment:

Halldor said...

Ah, "puddingtime". The most wonderful time of the day!

In the words of the immortal Homer (S): "I've discovered a meal between breakfast and brunch".