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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Word of the Day
Sodium Citrate (noun) - trisodium salt; something your doctor can actually PRESCRIBE for you, if you can believe that, despite the fact that reports it is HAZARDOUS. This preservative is an odorless white crystal in its natural form with a melting point of 302 degrees F. If you heat it to decomposition, which I doubt many people would do, unless putting it in their coffee, carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide will form. Fabulous.

Word in a Sentence: In the fantasy novel Choices Meant for Gods, the cooks in Arcana's kitchen don't use preservatives such as Sodium Citrate, but you can find it in the Half & Half containers on any Perkins' table in the United States!

Your turn! Yes, today's word of the day is a bit of a soapbox because I found something disconcerting at a restaurant yesterday. Nigel does a better job of explaining it all over at (as he usually does). So can you use Sodium Citrate in a sentence? The product actually has "slight" health affects, which boggles my mind...

"Some days, I just want the dragon to heat a vat of Sodium Citrate to see what happens..."

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Using sodium citrate in a sentence:

Judging by the rate at which the fleshy thief bled, the constable guessed the robber mistook the sodium citrate for ordinary table salt!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Val said...

I am so thankful to Sandy for pointed out that Sodium Citrate is harmful to my health.I will order a milk with my meals from now on.

4:01 PM  

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