Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tuesday Word Bytes: Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm!

I LOVE words!  I think language is the best part of being a human.  There's nothing as good as taking a new word and rolling it around the inside of my mouth and feeling how it tastes.

Todays word;

Boufage (boo-fahj)
A French word meaning a satisfying meal.

In an English/French dictionary from 1611 the definition is given as;
"cheek puffing meat"

I think that's great!  You know, when you've had a super good meal and eaten as much as you can possibly hold, you lean back in your chair, place your hands over your belly and puff out your cheeks!  

THAT'S a satisfying meal!

I had wondered if there was a connection between the word boufage and our current buffet, but I couldn't find one.

I would think that one could have quite a significant boufage at the right buffet!


And this, I think, was the most satisfying meal ever served!

What's your favorite word this week?


Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Made me think of bouffant: a big, puffy hairdo! Same thing; just different.
xxoo, ybf

Stephanie said...

Loved this! Tonight I am going to make a boufage meal of chicken fried steak, wild rice, and salad :) So glad you shared this at ROI. Hugs and blessings!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Hello Judy! I'm visiting from Roses of Inspiration today:).
I just love how you featured a new word - so sweet! I will have to remember this when next a serve up a delicious meal...;)
Hugs and love!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

And the paintings! They're just gorgeous!