Greetings Word of the Week fans and welcome to the Nov. 19 edition of Clarion County's favorite word game.
It was on this date in 1964, Kellogg's Pop Tarts pastries were created.
Pop-Tarts is Kellogg's most popular brand to date in the United States, with millions of units sold each year.
They are distributed mainly in the United States, but also in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Pop-Tarts were discontinued in Australia in 2005 and brought back in 2014 with two flavors: Strawberry Sensation and Chocotastic.
So pop a couple o' Pop-tarts in the toaster and ponder kedge.
We found this one in a collection of "old words no one uses anymore."
Does kedge mean:
A: Destitute. "Little Navin was so kedge, his Pop-Tarts were really nothing but cardboard smeared with paste."
B: Doing well. "Uncle Harvey is so kedge, his Pop-Tarts are sprinkled with gold dust."
C: Intensely hot. "Great Mother of Pearl," said Angela. "This Pop-Tart filling is so kedge it burned a hole in the roof of my mouth.
D: Dry. "The Pop-Tart was so kedge Willie had to drink two glasses of milk to get it down."
In 1992, Thomas Nangle filed a lawsuit, suing Kellogg for damages after his Pop-Tart became stuck in his toaster and caught fire.
The case gained wider notoriety when humor columnist Dave Barry wrote a column about starting a fire in his own toaster with Pop-Tarts.
In 1994, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi professor Patrick Michaud performed an experiment showing that when left in the toaster too long, strawberry Pop-Tarts could produce flames to about 1.5feet high.
The discovery triggered a flurry of lawsuits. Since then, Pop-Tarts carry the warning: "Due to possible risk of fire, never leave your toasting appliance or microwave unattended."
Andrew F. Smith, author of Fast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat, Volume 1 estimates the Kellogg Company sells more than two billion Pop-Tarts annually. That's a lot of dough (in more ways than one).
The correct answer to the Word of the Week challenge is "B."