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I believe in both making up words when no word accurate enough exists, and using nouns as verbs if it uses fewer syllables. I’m a busy gal. Pa amb tomaqueting takes way less time than recounting the whole story of Buñol, Spain’s annual tomato fight and subsequent lost flip-flops (it’s a long story). Croquetting cuts out the awkward hand gestures I have make when describing how to form patties and what the difference between croquette and croquet is. And deviling…long story short, have a glass of milk handy.

Check out my favorite short ways to say long-winded techniques, you’ll find a good lunch in there somewhere.      

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