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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #146685 on: August 25, 2019, 06:34:36 am »

Real tacos are called tortillas and made in your kitchen
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« Reply #146686 on: August 25, 2019, 07:37:51 am »

Tacos are made with tortillas, and yes, home-made ones ARE the best ones.

(The place I linked the menu to makes their own tortillas. There's a reason why despite being a tiny place, it gets 5 stars.)
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« Reply #146687 on: August 25, 2019, 08:51:27 am »

The US is the strange one, vis-a-vis "Jelly"

Pretty much every other english speaking country calls what we call "Jelly", "Jam."

Here in the US, "Jam" has a special meaning; It's got bits of fruit in it, where Jelly does not. In the UK (and most english speaking countries), both are "Jam".   
In the US, we take it even further, and have an ADDITIONAL name for the stuff, if it also has the seeds in it. "Preserves".  Again, In the UK and co, "Jam".

The reason USA is the odd one out is that Jell-O is actually a trademarked name, but it spread to be the generic name. In the rest of the English speaking world we never had "Jell-O" so the name stayed as the generic jelly, which is a name going back to at least the 1700s. The hyphen in the term "Jell-O" is the giveaway that the name itself was derived from the word "jelly" in the first place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jell-O
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatin_dessert#History
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« Reply #146688 on: August 25, 2019, 09:12:47 am »



The US is the strange one, vis-a-vis "Jelly"

Pretty much every other english speaking country calls what we call "Jelly", "Jam."

Here in the US, "Jam" has a special meaning; It's got bits of fruit in it, where Jelly does not. In the UK (and most english speaking countries), both are "Jam".   
In the US, we take it even further, and have an ADDITIONAL name for the stuff, if it also has the seeds in it. "Preserves".  Again, In the UK and co, "Jam".

The reason USA is the odd one out is that Jell-O is actually a trademarked name, but it spread to be the generic name. In the rest of the English speaking world we never had "Jell-O" so the name stayed as the generic jelly, which is a name going back to at least the 1700s. The hyphen in the term "Jell-O" is the giveaway that the name itself was derived from the word "jelly" in the first place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jell-O
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatin_dessert#History

Which is nothing I did not already know:




For me, that stuff is called "Jello".  (It's the major name brand for the product, which gained traction as the name for the desert, even though the desert is FAR older than the jello company. Jello made it easy to make, with the convenient "Add hot water then cool" packets, which transformed it from a thing only very rich people who could afford a dedicated cooking staff ate, into a commodity dessert.) I suppose more properly, it's a "Gelatin dessert". But everyone just calls it Jello.  "Jelly" is the stuff you put on toast.  For you, that's "jam."

This "Same word, very different meaning" leads to utter disgust when the topic of "Peanut butter and jelly" comes up.  Americans are like "Oh yeah, I ate that all the time as a kid" and people in the UK go "What the bloody hell is wrong with those Yanks?"

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« Reply #146689 on: August 25, 2019, 09:26:16 am »

Sorry, there were several intervening pages of posts between the quote i was responding to and that one. I didn't double-check every single post.

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« Reply #146690 on: August 25, 2019, 10:28:36 am »

Ah yes, the Jello desert... Considerably smaller than the Sahara, but far more treacherous.

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« Reply #146691 on: August 25, 2019, 11:08:13 am »

Ah yes, the Jello desert... Considerably smaller than the Sahara, but far more treacherous.
Remember to walk irregularly when crossing the Jello desert, lest you attract the attention of the gummy worms.
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« Reply #146692 on: August 25, 2019, 11:13:14 am »


Well, last time I ate at Taco Bell, I nearly died of food poisoning. The times before that the tortillas tasted like they were wrapped in plastic, the meat had a in-the-fridge-for-a-week waxy greasiness, and the vegetables were simply missing.


When I said that Taco Bell food was borderline poison, I was speaking literal truth.

Okay, that's your experience. I've had that food probably many more times than you have, considering the fact that I like it and you're poisoned by it, and every time it's tasted acceptable and not poisoned me in any way.
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« Reply #146693 on: August 25, 2019, 11:33:41 am »

The most devious of poison. It went back in time and poisoned your grandfather.
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« Reply #146694 on: August 25, 2019, 03:07:18 pm »

Food critics defend Taco Bell, label it "acceptable" "edible" and "not poison".

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« Reply #146695 on: August 25, 2019, 03:24:22 pm »


Well, last time I ate at Taco Bell, I nearly died of food poisoning. The times before that the tortillas tasted like they were wrapped in plastic, the meat had a in-the-fridge-for-a-week waxy greasiness, and the vegetables were simply missing.


When I said that Taco Bell food was borderline poison, I was speaking literal truth.

Okay, that's your experience. I've had that food probably many more times than you have, considering the fact that I like it and you're poisoned by it, and every time it's tasted acceptable and not poisoned me in any way.

It's anecdotal either way. Every time I've eaten at McDonalds they've given me raw meat. Doesn't mean every burger or nugget they serve is a manufacturing defect.
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« Reply #146696 on: August 25, 2019, 04:24:46 pm »


Well, last time I ate at Taco Bell, I nearly died of food poisoning. The times before that the tortillas tasted like they were wrapped in plastic, the meat had a in-the-fridge-for-a-week waxy greasiness, and the vegetables were simply missing.


When I said that Taco Bell food was borderline poison, I was speaking literal truth.

Okay, that's your experience. I've had that food probably many more times than you have, considering the fact that I like it and you're poisoned by it, and every time it's tasted acceptable and not poisoned me in any way.

It's anecdotal either way. Every time I've eaten at McDonalds they've given me raw meat. Doesn't mean every burger or nugget they serve is a manufacturing defect.
What McDonalds were you at that consistently gave raw meat?
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« Reply #146697 on: August 25, 2019, 04:41:42 pm »


Well, last time I ate at Taco Bell, I nearly died of food poisoning. The times before that the tortillas tasted like they were wrapped in plastic, the meat had a in-the-fridge-for-a-week waxy greasiness, and the vegetables were simply missing.


When I said that Taco Bell food was borderline poison, I was speaking literal truth.

Okay, that's your experience. I've had that food probably many more times than you have, considering the fact that I like it and you're poisoned by it, and every time it's tasted acceptable and not poisoned me in any way.

It's anecdotal either way. Every time I've eaten at McDonalds they've given me raw meat. Doesn't mean every burger or nugget they serve is a manufacturing defect.
What McDonalds were you at that consistently gave raw meat?
Also, why would you keep going there?
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« Reply #146698 on: August 25, 2019, 04:46:28 pm »

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« Reply #146699 on: August 25, 2019, 06:00:44 pm »

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