One can feel glutinous if one is gluttonous with glutenous food products, so it does behoove one to pace oneself.
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com; Dictionary.com: glutenous and gluttonous|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Like the tough, viscid, nitrogenous substance remaining when the flour of wheat or other grain is washed to remove the starch (gluten)
Containing gluten, especially in large amounts
|Like glue in texture
Tending to eat and drink excessively
|“The shell split and a clear liquid poured out on to the drain board, thin and clear, not glutenous like a normal egg white.” – Rick Raphael, Make Mine Homogenized
“As it lay so glutenous, the Earth Mother was also quickened to show sympathy.” – Paul Cameron Brown, The Land of Look Behind
Thank goodness those advertisers are letting us know that milk is not glutenous *eye roll*.
|It was a nasty, glutinous mud that sucked boots off one’s feet.
Helena tries hard, but her cooking usually results in a glutinous mass.
Tom hadn’t cleaned up the oil he spilled, and it had dried to a glutinous tackiness.
On the plus side, glutinous rice is not glutenous.
|He was a gluttonous, cigar-smoking capitalist.
We were a gluttonous bunch last Christmas.
“So the pirate-wasp sought its reward — an insane, insatiable, gluttonous satisfaction in the honey that was poison to its young.” – Murray Leinster, The Forgotten Planet
|Adjective: nonglutenous||Adjective: unglutinous
Adverb: glutinously, unglutinously
Noun: glutinousness, glutinosity, unglutinosity
Noun: glutton, gluttonousness, gluttony
|History of the Word:|
|Late Middle English from the Old French glutineux or the Latin glutinosus, from gluten meaning glue.||Middle English from the Old French gluton, is from the Latin glutton-, and is related to gluttire meaning to swallow, gluttus meaning greedy, and gula meaning throat.|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves? Also, please note that I try to be as accurate as I can, but mistakes happen or I miss something. Email me if you find errors, so I can fix them…and we’ll all benefit!