I was watching a daytime TV programme about Asian food with my 10 year old son. One of the presenters said while looking at a very nice piece of fresh tuna "I just had a sushigasm"
My son asked me what sushigasm means.
I had to pause and consider my response. I felt that explaining the origins of the portmanteau would lead us into another conversation that I'm not ready to have with him just yet.
I then thought of simply saying that he means he was very excited about the sushi. But this led me to speculate that my son may take it upon himself to add the offending suffix to other words in school and other places. That would clearly be inappropriate and it would be difficult to explain to him why, leading to confusion.
I ended the situation by just saying that it's hard to explain but I'll have a think about it.
How should I explain the meaning of "sushigasm" to my ten year old son?