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Old 06-03-2012, 01:10 AM   #1
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Silly Food Names

I'm sure many of you are like my family, occasionally giving silly names to things for various reasons. One of the things we have some silly names for is food. What are some of the silly names you had for foods?

Some of the ones I can remember offhand are:

Hors d'oeuvres = Horse Doofers

Watermelon = Walter ("We're going to kill Walter tonight after supper.")

Worcestershire Sauce = What's this here sauce? (Pronounced more like whatsis-sheer sauce)

One I use now and then just to be silly:

Enchiladas = Enlichadas

Okay, so please tell me it's not just us!


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Old 06-03-2012, 04:37 AM   #2
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Buongiorno Barbara,

Fabulous thread idea ...

Firstly, there are many classic traditional British desserts which have humorous names; so I shall start with the most common:

* Spotted Dog
* Lime Fool
* Roly Poly
* Whim Wham
* Yorkshire Fat Rascals

Secondly, pronouncing unusual words can be quite a task, unless people are polyglots; for example: many people pronounce PAELLA " pie el la " ...
This is quite incorrect and the correct prounciation is: pa YEAH ah ...

To move on, British Breads have some fun names to:

* Potato Baps
* Sel Kirk Bannock: imagine going into your local Bakery & asking for this !

British Soups are also quite hilarious ...

* Cock a Leekie : a leek and chicken soup ( Ask a waiter for this ! )

Have a lovely Sunday,


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Old 06-03-2012, 06:01 AM   #3
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A couple of years ago we were helping a friend move to Atlantic Beach. On the way, we passed one of those roadside signs that look like this:

advertising a roadside market selling shrimp but the "S" had fallen off the sign. Ever since, when we talk about shrimp we call 'em Hrimps
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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I love these! Keep 'em coming everyone!

A friend's family calls cottage cheese "cheese cow."
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:39 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Barbara L View Post
Hors d'oeuvres = Horse Doofers
My XGF used to call these "horse's ovaries."

Might go well with "mountain oysters"...
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:03 PM   #10
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* Bisghetti (spaghetti)
* Chef Boyardoodle or Chef Boyardoo-doo

A few other English specialties:

* Bubble and Squeak
* Bangers and Mash
* Spotted dick (just the mention of this could keep my little brother and I in stitches for an hour or more)

We had others, but most are downright naughty and not appropriate for a family-oriented cooking web site.

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