new term?

D. Ezra Johnson ezra_50 at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 13 01:31:11 UTC 1999

The term "Frankenfood" was coined by Paul Lewis, who is a professor of
English at Boston College (and a friend of my family).


>From: World Wide Words <Michael at QUINION.DEMON.CO.UK>
>Reply-To: words at
>Subject: Re: new term?
>Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 08:50:31 +0100
> > In today's (Sunday, July 11th) SF Chronicle there is an
> > article on bioengineered crops.  They comment that the
> > resistance to such genetic interference in food is quite high
> > in Europe - where it's referred to as "Frankenfood."  Hadn't
> > heard that before.
>It's pretty common in Britain, and has been so for the past
>couple of years, though 'Frankenstein food' runs it pretty close
>in some newspapers. I've also seen 'frankenplant' for a
>genetically-modified plant.
>Michael B Quinion     <words at>     Thornbury, Bristol, UK
>        World Wide Words: <>

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