[Ads-l] stress-eat

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 23 21:45:30 UTC 2015


What makes it interesting is that while I can't say I'm familiar with the
term "stress-eating," culture and context make the meaning of the verb
perfectly clear.

Chaucer might have had a hard time with it, however.

JL

On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> 2015 _The Muppets_ (ABC-TV) (Sept. 22): When I'm under pressure, I
> stress-eat.
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