Pronounced: buh-RAS-ik, adj (alternative: boh-RAS-ik)

Notes: In addition to the alternative pronunciation, it can be spelled “brassic” (BRA-sik)

Yesterday’s word

The word Frankenfood is “genetically engineered food”

Background / Comments

The word is a combination of Franken- (an allusion to “Frankenstein”) and food. It was coined by Paul Lewis, an English professor, in a letter he wrote to the New York Times. The word has a derogatory slant to it and tends to be used by people who are opposed to the usage of genetically altered food.

First usage

This word showed up in 1992.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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