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  • verb idiomatic To chat idly or generally waste time talking.

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  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information


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Probably just from comparison of the jaw movements in chewing to the jaw movements in talking.


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  • Chin; gab; gas; relates to Eskimo practice of chewing whale blubber to prepare if for, uh, something or other...

    "Hey Melvin, grab that bottle o' wine and let's solve world problems, or at least chew the fat!"

    August 22, 2007

  • I thought they just chewed it for fun, like primitive bubble gum.

    August 22, 2007

  • Might could just be. Still, I don't 'spect I'll be joining the long line for whale blubber gum anytime soon.

    August 22, 2007

  • It might not be all bad with a sprig of mint or some cinnamon. Probably healthier than the sugary artificial stuff you buy at the grocery store, anyway.

    August 22, 2007

  • A sprig? I daresay you'd need an entire shrub of mint! think they'd make Bazooka Blubber Gum? You know, with the little comic strips?

    August 22, 2007

  • Shore! You betcha. They'd have to be Eskimo-type comics, 'tho, don't ya know. ;^D

    August 22, 2007

  • I suppose they could save a bundle on ink if the comics always featured Alaskan landscapes. ;-)

    August 22, 2007

  • And that character who always has the sweater pulled all the way up to his face? They'd have to go with a parka.

    August 22, 2007