Sunday, February 22, 2009

Neologism

Champenschmutz, n.

(shämp-in-shmüts)

The clingy soil on a raw mushroom.

2009 The centathlete set down his Manhattan and waddled to the kitchen, where his wife instructed him to dampen a paper towel and wipe off the champenschmutz before slicing and adding the mushrooms to the salad.