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Virgin's Breasts

While we're on an anatomical roll, let's finish with Virgin's Breasts. Literally a tragic name, these Sicilian pastries of sponge cake and sweet ricotta coated in marzipan are made in the shape and honor of the breasts of Saint Agatha, whose Christ-minded spurning of the local Roman governor's advances caused him to turn on the charm -- and have his thugs cut off her breasts. And, like all the best saints' tales, the fascinating story only gets weirder from there.


Chicken Poo House

Here is an e-mail exchange I got to have at work today with my Korean-speaking friend Joyce:

Me: Can you confirm or deny this statement?: "Korean-style chicken gizzards (daak ddong jib) translates to 'chicken poo house.'" It's for professional purposes.

Joyce: Yes, that is indeed the literal translation. Depends on what you count as gizzards, though. I have seen it translated on menus as "chicken #######." I myself like to say house of poo. I stand proud with my thrifty peeps.

Let it be known that writing about food is interesting.


Spotted #######

There are certain words the English like to use that remind the world that the language was theirs first and they can do whatever the hell they want with it. A "pudding," in the English way of using the word "pudding," is a generic term for dessert, not a custard that gets Bill Cosby revved up. Spotted ####### is a pudding, filled with currants. Apparently they use the word "#######" differently than we do, too.


N!gger Toes

This awful name for Brazil nuts made them a shoo-in as the complementary beer snack at Racist Delights Bar and Grill, a chain of theme restaurants popular in the early 1900s, before they changed their name in the '90s to Denny's. Thankfully, now it's most commonly preceded by the phrase, "Ugh, my grandfather used to call ..."


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I'd enjoy the spotted #######. :blush:

Don't just open your mouth and prove yourself a fool....put it in writing.

It gets harder the more you know. Because the more you find out, the uglier everything seems.


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I had to take a picture of this when i was in kuala lumpur...


and this is a menu item in Singapore...


oh when you are finished eating make sure you wash your hands..

just not in here


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The common English name for okra in India (I don't know if this is the case in Britain) is.....Lady's Finger!

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The common English name for okra in India (I don't know if this is the case in Britain) is.....Lady's Finger!

It's common in the UK too although I think Okra is on the ascendancy ;)

Refusing to use the spellchick!

I have put you on ignore. No really, I have, but you are still ruining my enjoyment of this site. .

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