Definitions

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  • noun Internet, rare The crossposting of a message to an unreasonably large number of newsgroups.

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  • noun trademark: soft processed American cheese

Etymologies

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After Velveeta, a brand of processed cheese, perhaps likening its spreadability to the spreading of a post across newsgroups. Compare spam junk e-mail (named after SPAM, brand of processed meat).

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  • Another fine cheese-like food product, brought to you by the same folks that manufacture Cheez Whiz.

    January 24, 2008

  • I've always thought of Cheez Wiz as just a softer, non-sliceable form of Velveeta.

    January 24, 2008

  • I guess Velveeta has more guar gum to make the cheese stand alone, to borrow a favorite phrase from chained_bear.

    Where is she, anyway? A page like this will usually elicit some form of reaction from her.

    January 24, 2008

  • Wait for it.... ;-)

    January 24, 2008

  • ... I have nothing to add.

    Who the hell eats Velveeta? I don't think I've ever tasted it.

    Cheese Wiz, now, THAT I've tasted. It's very very salty.

    February 10, 2008

  • I admit it! I eat Velveeta on occasion. Are you ready for this? Broiled on hamburger buns! Served with Campbell's tomato soup with a pat of butter floating in the middle...It's a nostalgia thing. My arteries were probably hard by kindergarten thanks to Mom's cuisine.

    February 10, 2008

  • What I love is those tubs of spreadable port wine cheese. Slightly sketch; perfectlty wonderful. (I also have a good recipie that calls for Velveeta, but I never know what to do with the rest of the brick.)

    February 10, 2008

  • Certain dishes--I'm thinking very fondly of a Broccoli Cheese Casserole served by midwestern relatives--require Velveeta. Not cheese, Velveeta. It melts differently. It's velvety.

    February 11, 2008

  • John--tell me you can look at this picture and ever eat Velveeta again. See puke bowl if you need additional evidence...

    February 11, 2008

  • John, I think we may be talking about the same recipie. Mine only has four ingredients: broccoli, crackers, butter, and Velveeta.

    February 11, 2008