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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Definitions for pablum

  1. Something (as writing or speech) that is trite, insipid, or simplistic.
  2. (capitalized) A trademark used for a bland soft cereal for infants.

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Citations for pablum
I imagined his thoughts had been solely of me, that the letter would be filled with love sonnets, that it would gush with the same romantic pablum I devoured from those movie star magazines. Kate Walbert, The Gardens of Kyoto
. . .the mindless pablum of celebrity journalism, the endless stories about self-promoting actors and movie stars who pretend they dislike the press. Richard Stengel, Time
Origin of pablum
Pablum comes from Pablum, a trademark used for a bland soft cereal for infants.