New words to live by: “Freeman’s palate”

It is time, once again, for New words to live by. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but might need to be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. Today’s New Word might be considered a portmanteau word. It is created by combing a proper man and a noun. Without further waiting, Freeman palate.

OLD WORDS
Freeman, n. 1. Proper name.

palate, n. 1. Roof of the mouth (both hard and soft palate), separating the oral cavity from nasal cavity. 2. A sense of taste. 3. Mental appreciation, aesthetic or intellectual taste

NEW WORD
Freeman’s palate, n. 1. To be out at a restaurant and want what your lunch or dinner partner ordered once it has arrived over what you have ordered. It comes from Mark Freeman often hearing that from his lunch partner. That is, “Yours looks good. I should have ordered that instead of what I ordered.”

2. Can also be used in an aesthetic or intellectual sense as well. (“If he only had Freeman’s palate, he would have chosen a better dinner companion.”)

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