fiber etc.

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Sep 21 18:25:10 UTC 2011

On Sep 21, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 10:05 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at> wrote:
>> --and presumably "fiber"/"fibre" (cf. "moral fiber") has won out over its rivals because it
>> sounds less unappealing than either "bulk" or "roughage".  (The culmination of the craze
>> for fiber/roughage was a "commercial" appearing periodically on SNL for a cereal made of
>> actual pebbles; can't recall the name, but it was a very convincing spoof, as spooves go.)
> Quarry?
> --
> Ben Zimmer

Actually, I may have been blending Quarry *and* Colon Blow (not to mention Super Colon Blow) very high fiber cereal:

Not to be confused with the somewhat lower-fiber alternative, as peddled by John Belushi--Little Chocolate Donuts, "the donuts of champions".


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