Saturday, April 4, 2009

nom is the new meh

I know this will just be annoying to those of you who regularly nom things like seared ahi salad on mixed greens with wasabi ginger dressing, but for some reason the bad usage and overusage of "nom" has bugged me from day one, almost like "meh" used to. The use of "meh" bugs me a little less now, because now it's ubiquitous.  People no longer use it to be clever, they just use it. 

I think this post is my first experience typing the word "nom."  I've never had it in me to use it.  Some people can get away with nom, some can't.  I don't want to try.  It's like my dad saying "lol."  Oh please...

Is it possible that I was influenced negatively by my first encounter with "nom?"  Someone telling me that they were nomming a fanciful feast that's best savored, not eaten with abandon?

I get what nom is supposed to imply; one could, I suppose, nom pizza, ice cream, cookies, salty snacks, junk food, and all that stuff.  But, if you're nomming "porterhouse steak in drawn butter and Stilton cheese, broccoli, and sweet potato fries" or "vennison, morel, and parsnip stew,laced with rubbed fresh mojave sage" and telling the world about it on facebook, then you're just soooo awesome. 

Don't get me wrong, I like that you're having that stuff, but you're eating it, not nomming it.  Eat it slowly and tell us the recipe, please.

From what I gather, the term "nom" comes from our friend Cookie Monster.

Cookie noms cookies, not Lindt 99% dark chocolate chunk with pan roasted English walnut cookies.

Keep that in mind before haphazardly nomming again.


  1. A couple of times I know I've written "nom nom nom..." in response to a food description, but I don't think I've ever used the word "nom" as the vowel in a sentence.

    That just seems kind of chick-ish.

  2. What's a vowel in a sentence??? Aren't there normally LOTS of vowels in sentences?

  3. Doh... I meant "verb"...

    Been working too much. Words be tricky.


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