Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pablum














image from The American Package Museum

Pablum is a processed cereal for infants originally marketed by the Mead Johnson Company in 1931. The trademarked name is a contracted form of the Latin word pabulum, meaning "foodstuff". The name is also used metaphorically, especially in literary criticism, to refer to something bland, unappetizing, or with little content value.

2 comments:

Alan Evil said...

Thanks for this one. Another word explained.

John M. said...

You're welcome.

Just glad I didn't have to eat it.