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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, 04:42 PM   #4
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:19 PM   #5
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Stinky cheese( the container stuff)
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #8
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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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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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Old 06-03-2012, 09:23 PM   #11
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Spagetti: pissquetti...

Spotted dick? I hope I never get that. :) Does penicillin cure it?
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:17 AM   #12
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3 or 4 weeks, it'll fall off by itself. (pm me for the whole joke)

i remember my sister ordering "dippin' eggs" at a restaurant once, then wondering why the waitress didn't know what the heck that meant.

how about bad italian translation: gabba goo (cappicola), cava deal (cavatelli and broccoli), or pro-shoot (prosciutto)
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:42 AM   #13
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Crilladillas: Bullīs Testicles

Good Morning,

This is it as Michael Jackson sang ... Bullīs Testicles ...

Then in the Iberian Peninsula, excluding the 5 Catalonia Provinces, there are Ox Tails and Sheep Testicles ...

Now, it is quite common for Spaniards to call in English :

Ox Tail = Bullīs Tail
Bullīs Testicles = Bullīs Co go llines ( yees )

Cojones = Throw Pillows
Cojines = Dresser Draws
Cogollines = Testicles

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #14
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Okay I've got one for the other Sicilians in here:

When my mother made breaded veal cutlets, she'd take the left over bread crumbs and eg, mix it together and fry it up just like the cutlets. What she called it would be pronounced frawshoola, emphasis on the first sylable. I don't know how to spell it, or if she was pronouncing it correctly because the immigrant Sicilians had their own special pronunciations for just about everything. Goomba, for instance instead of Compare. So does anyone know what I am referring to?
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Sounds like gutless cutlets to me. :)
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Okay I've got one for the other Sicilians in here:

When my mother made breaded veal cutlets, she'd take the left over bread crumbs and eg, mix it together and fry it up just like the cutlets. What she called it would be pronounced frawshoola, emphasis on the first sylable. I don't know how to spell it, or if she was pronouncing it correctly because the immigrant Sicilians had their own special pronunciations for just about everything. Goomba, for instance instead of Compare. So does anyone know what I am referring to?
I'm not Sicilian, but could you be referring to "friciula"? Basically, it translates as "fritter" or pan bread and is a way that thrifty Italians would use up leftover polenta or other dough.

I've heard it pronounced "free-choo-lah", but it seems close enough to your mother's pronunciation to be the same thing.
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s.l.o.b, are you talking about mistresses or friends?

a goombah is a guy, or a male friend. emphasis on goom.

a goomah, emphasis on the second syllable, is translated from comare, or mistress/girlfriend.
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Always refered to the chicken tail as "The pope's nose"

We also called the crust on Mac and Cheese "The Scab" and we fought for it.

Chipped beef on toast "Shiite on a shingle"

The end of the banana "The butt"
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Aussies use lots of slang- dead horse (sauce) googley (egg). Road kill burgers (not made from road kill at all)
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As a kid I called the back piece of chicken (with the tail attached) the turtle. The chicken tail looked like the turtle's head and the back looked like the body.
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