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  • Makes me think of cat food.

    November 24, 2009

  • Erin McKean, whose sister studied at UF with Padgett Powell as advisor, got this explanation from Powell: "The word is a made-up making-fun-of-Faulkner Latinate. It of course does

    invoke whiskey and whiskers; the -ate makes it Faulkner (inchoate, insensate, etc.)."

    November 24, 2009