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August 19, 2007 5:13 PM   Subscribe

I need a word!

I am looking for a word that means a place you go and curl up to relax and recuperate after a meal. A comfortable digestive-y sort of place.
Like lions curling up in the shade of a tree, all tumbled on top of each other with full bellies.
Or possibly the feel of BEING in such a place.

Any takers?
posted by tabubilgirl to Writing & Language (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
hearth? (for kitties, not people)
posted by bruce at 5:21 PM on August 19, 2007


A "den"? That recalls both wherre lions curl up, and the name of the room where the (male?) humans sit with their brandy and cigars after the meal as well.

I usually think of it as "a warm rock" but that's probably too metaphorical for your use.
posted by hattifattener at 5:22 PM on August 19, 2007


Not quite what you're after, but maybe "postprandial" will come in handy in this context.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 5:22 PM on August 19, 2007


Postprandialitorium.
posted by grouse at 5:23 PM on August 19, 2007 [3 favorites]


Lair?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 5:28 PM on August 19, 2007


Rocking chair or fireplace, fireside. Maybe because it's summer, patio, porch and veranda also come to mind as pleasant places to hang out and relax after dinner.
posted by PY at 5:30 PM on August 19, 2007


Comfartment.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 5:32 PM on August 19, 2007 [5 favorites]


Postprandial parlour?

I always thought of a parlour as a place where people go sit and relax after a meal, though I'm not sure if that's entirely correct. I think it also might be just an audience chamber.

Are you looking for a word or phrase that really exists, or do you want people to make something up that would work?

Also, "siesta" comes to mind, as one of the definitions is "a nap after the midday meal."
posted by Squee at 5:35 PM on August 19, 2007


Comfartment sounds like a place you go to pass gas.

My vote goes to cubby.
posted by SassHat at 5:35 PM on August 19, 2007


Food coma
posted by Argyle at 5:47 PM on August 19, 2007


In my family, such a nap is known as a "burrito nap," and the location in question is a "burrito nest."
posted by majick at 5:47 PM on August 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Classically, after the meal, one withdraws from the dining room to the drawing room.
posted by MiamiDave at 6:00 PM on August 19, 2007


Ahhhh...sanctuary.

Postprandial sanctuary. Think I'll put a sign on my bedroom door that says "P.S."

So, specifically then: bed. My belly's place of refuge and protection.
posted by iguanapolitico at 6:07 PM on August 19, 2007


The feeling might be saited.
posted by mrmojoflying at 6:12 PM on August 19, 2007


The feeling might be saited.

Sated, I think.
posted by Many bubbles at 6:31 PM on August 19, 2007


That's what a nest is for.
posted by bru at 6:58 PM on August 19, 2007


    The feeling might be saited.
Sated, I think.


Sauteed?
posted by signal at 7:01 PM on August 19, 2007


Recupertorium
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:07 PM on August 19, 2007


My SO and I call this restin' and digestin'.
posted by desuetude at 7:11 PM on August 19, 2007


Write to these people.

But Postprandialitorium gets my vote.
posted by nax at 7:12 PM on August 19, 2007


The first thing I thought of was a growlery. A growlery is actually a place one retreats to when in a bad mood but after a heavy meal I really don't want to be bothered. Unless you want to come join me in a nap I'm likely to snap at you if you come and pester me. So, I give to you the growlery.
posted by BoscosMom at 7:17 PM on August 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


More concise than Postprandialitorium:

postprandium

postprandory

ruminatory (after "ruminate", which is what cows do to further digest grass)
posted by amtho at 7:26 PM on August 19, 2007


The feeling might be saited.


Sated, I think.

Sauteed?




You're all looking for satiated, possibly. An excellent word for this situation, I think.
posted by MadamM at 7:35 PM on August 19, 2007


I think you get to invent a new word here! A needed one too. Digestasnorium? Snoozburpatory? bloatstery? There should be a half bath attatched.
posted by longsleeves at 7:42 PM on August 19, 2007


Gemütlichkeit
posted by softlord at 7:53 PM on August 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


Gemütlichkeit

Wow. Once again I learn that the Germans have a word for everything.

(Personally, I vote for comfy. Short of more gemütlich options, it's a favorite attribute of mine.)
posted by metabrilliant at 8:13 PM on August 19, 2007


- throneroom
- gastric station
- peptobismall
posted by rob511 at 8:45 PM on August 19, 2007


"Den" is what came to mind for me, too.
posted by BaxterG4 at 9:39 PM on August 19, 2007


sanctum sanctorum
posted by 517 at 10:32 PM on August 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Might you be wanting a Snuggery? They tend to be smallish, though, and ill-suited to crowds.
posted by mumkin at 12:13 AM on August 20, 2007


a cubicle
posted by ye#ara at 2:16 AM on August 20, 2007


unbucklorium?
posted by vanoakenfold at 2:50 AM on August 20, 2007


the Torporarium
posted by willconsult4food at 2:28 PM on August 20, 2007


metabrilliant-- so that would make it a "gemutlichkitchen."

Oh. Yeah.
posted by nax at 4:34 PM on August 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


I wish I could mark all of these as favorites. They're fabulous.
posted by tabubilgirl at 1:45 AM on August 21, 2007


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