Just to state the (hopefully) obvious, the lax that comes from OE is irrelevant to the program Ratatosk was posting about; the only reason we’re talking about it is that Ratatosk, unfamiliar with the word lox, spelled it with an a
I am not sure whether it was pronounced with an o or an a.
But afterwards when I looked up the word lax online I got this result:
lax [laks] adjective, lax·er, lax·est.
1. not strict or severe; careless or negligent: lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline.
2. loose or slack; not tense, rigid, or firm: a lax rope; a lax handshake.
3. not rigidly exact or precise; vague: lax ideas.
4. open, loose, or not retentive, as diarrheal bowels.
5. (of a person) having the bowels unusually loose or open.
And then it made sense to me.
So a play with the word; standing at the buffet bending over the (smoked?)salmon she had the opportunity to point out that her friend did not have a strict moral by shouting LAX/ LOX.
Both his parents were committing adultery and she wanted him to acknowledge and speak out the truth.
Anyway is was the comedy “Will and Grace”, taking place in New York and she was portraying a women with a jewish background.