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"Put Away the Bromo"?

The February strip for the 2013 "foob" calendar is strip #6642, where John is trying to cook dinner and ends up causing a fire (wacky man!). His first line is "Put away the bromo, my dear... tonight a master is at work!" I remembered Phil also saying "put away the bromo," and tracked that down to strip #408, which is supposed to take place after he and Georgia have had dinner at the Pattermanse. Phil opens the strip with, "Not bad (urp!), sis. You can put away the bromo!"

Is this a thing? I know that "bromo" refers to Bromo-Seltzer, an antacid. Do people commonly joke about putting away the antacid to say that a meal is not nauseating? Or is this just another Lynn-idiosyncrasy?

If someone's a poor cook, I'd expect the food to taste bad or bland, but unless they actually have bad food-safety practices, I wouldn't expect it to cause digestive problems.

Maybe it's a generational thing? Decades ago, people were always fretting that various foods would "ruin your digestion."
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