English translation: TREX = brand name for a type of cooking fat
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English to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase:trex
Could someone please explain the curious word "trex"?
Neither "Tyrannosaurus Rex" (with or without Marc Bolan) nor "a wood and plastic composite lumber product" seem to fit the picture...
Some kind of children's food maybe? Or a play on words?
The excerpt is from "The Information" by Martin Amis.
"Why waste valuable time when you could be untangling a shoelace or picking up crumbs or tripping over a squeaky toy or slapping some slice of trex on to a frying pan or going down on your hands and knees to search for a weapon component under the sofa or the bunk bed or the oven?"
Explanation: Name. ... which is common in the US but not Britain is solid vegetable shortening, popularly
known as Crisco (the most common brand). ... Trex in the UK is similar. ...