Sunday, October 5, 2008


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.


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.