Wouldn't want to eat that

I'm bored, so I've been clicking repeatedly on the online OED's "Lost for Words" button, which gives you a random entry. Oddly, I got "self-tanning" twice in the span of five clicks. Anyway, I came across a slightly odd word, moisted, and adjective that means "made moist." But what really caught my eye was one of the quotations they cited, from Peter Gzowski's Book About This Country in the Morning: "Moisted clay is nasty goop. I never put it in my soup."

I have no idea what that means, but it made me laugh. Nice bit of writing.

Peter Gzowski, who died in 2002, was a Canadian Broadcasting Company radio host who had a show called This Country in the Morning in the 1970s and one called Morningside from 1982-1997, which was where he made a name for himself in Canada. The book cited above was "A medely of conversations, essays, songs, games, jokes, letters, limericks, recipes, advise, and a whole lot of other stuff by the host, the guests and especially the listeners of CBC Radio's most popular program, This Country in the Morning," according to this used-book listing.