In Defense of Foodie
I was going to support the author's stand for foodie- after all, it's even in the OED( http://oed.com/view/Entry/72637?redirectedFrom=foodie#eid ) wit refs back to 1980.
I _was_ going to come down heavily on the "descriptivist" side of the linguistics debate (after all, no English words- literally- would exist if the prescriptivists had had their way in the past.
But then I into his use of "patron" as a verb. It's "patronize", you doof.
Verbing weirds language, and not in a good way.