Donnica; diabesity; seafood diet

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Dec 23 02:12:21 UTC 2006

I first heard this in the form, "See food, I eat," back in the '50's.


On 12/22/06, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
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> Dr. Donnica Moore is a "Women's Health Expert" for the Fox News Channel.  (Her unusual first name pretty much proves her parents are not Aussies). This morning Dr. Moore mentioned "the link between diabetes and obesity. They're calling it 'diabesity' - which is a great word !"  This site : calls it a registered trademark.
>   Dr. Moore also commented on American eating habits : "Most adult Americans are on the 'seafood diet.' They see food, they eat it !"
>   If you're still laffing, it can only mean you haven't heard this pun before.  Google reveals many, many examples under "see-food diet" alone.  I first heard it in 1987 at the latest.
>   JL
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