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  • noun trade mark for a coffee substitute invented by C. W. Post and made with chicory and roasted grains


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  • "Postum was sometimes marketed by an invisible cartoon ghost named Mister Coffee Nerves..."

    - Wikipedia.

    January 12, 2012

  • "There’s a Skaverbacked Gritchen

    who lives in my kitchen

    and makes his home under the sink.

    And he lives upon Gipes

    that crawl out of the pipes

    and he takes only Postum to drink."

    - Shel Silverstein, There's a Gritchen in my Kitchen

    January 12, 2012