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Friday, December 10, 2010


\FLECH-uh-rahyz\ , verb;
To chew (food) slowly and thoroughly.
"She ate half a sack of carrots, and knowing full well that she was eating forbidden fruit, she bolted them, and for her failure to Fletcherize - but speaking of Fletcherizing, did you dine aboard the train?"
-- Peter Bernard Kyne, Valley of the giants
The two extra months at sea gave him an insight into a great business, and he had the time to fletcherize his ideas.
-- Elbert Hubbard, Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great: Volume 11
Fletcherize is named for the American dietician Fletcher Horace, who advocated chewing each bite of food at least 32 times in order to truly enjoy it.
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