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Monday, 22 June 2015

Spot the Frippet: sialogogue.

Baking bread

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Photo by FotoDawg.

Blue Flag

Blue Flag, Ottawa.jpg

Frying bacon


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Coffee roasting

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Northern Prickly-ash


Cheese so old it's almost turned back to cream again


Chewing gum.

What do all these things have in common? 

Well, they're all sialogogues, a rather horrid word that means - can you guess? - things that make the mouth water.

Why not do a bit of research into the phenomenon? 

Bon appetit!

Word To Use Today: sialogogue. This word comes from the Greek sialon, which means saliva.

Peaches, fresh peaches. I forgot peaches...

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