What was the erudite publication? Trader Joe's Food Pilgrimager - the Thanksgiving edition. I quote:
- "We start with fresh, whole turkeys and dimidiate them."
- "to preserve freshness, this turkey hemisphere is ready to heat and eat - "
- Speaking of sparkling apple cider, they write, "Naturally non-alcoholic, this bubbly brew leads the way to ludibrious legends. "
- Describing a floral bouquet - "Named for an archetype of Thansgiving cookery-Pumpkin Pie - this bouquet fits the holiday."
- Speaking of canned pumpkin: "Our proclivity is to keep it pure".
- "Crackers are quintessential cheese-delivering devices."
The typical TJ consumer must lean to the literati and lean quite considerably.
Dimidiate means to cleave in half; ludibrious I found on a list of 20 obsolete English words which the list maker feels should make a come-back. It means the butt of jokes. Other words on his list I personally found more appealing and useful than than ludibrious are:
- Jollux - fat person
- Brabble - to argue loudly about something that doesn't matter
- Quagswagging - swaying to and fro