Why so slurryous?

Many negative articles/posts about Soylent, seem to love to drop in the word “slurry” to describe it. Undoubtedly this is because it’s a little-used, and therefore little-known, word that sounds like it might mean something disgusting. It could be a kissing-cousin to “slimy” or “murky”.

In fact, here is the definition of “slurry”:

a watery mixture of insoluble matter (as mud, lime, or plaster of paris)

Now clearly Soylent only partially meets that definition, as it is a blend of soluble and insoluble matter, in water. But then countless popular drinks – from beer or wine to lemonade or orange juice – could also be interpreted to be slurry.

But, I suppose as long as most people aren’t aware of what the word actually means, it can continue to be used as a snarky way to describe the product, that the writers hope will turn people off to it.  Then again, many of these writers seem to be merely parroting something another writer already said.  Maybe it just rolls up to the first person to refer to Soylent as slurry, and now everyone else who can’t form their own ideas, is simply repeating it.

Original thought folks.  Consider it.

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