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  • #145466
    Taylor Clogston
    @taylorclogston

    @imwritehere1920 I can’t believe I neglected the most important topics in this thread.

    Re cereal as soup: Depending on your definition, a soup may need to be boiled or simmered, even if it’s served cold. However, chilled cucumber soup is a major exception that no one would reject calling soup. In many cuisines, soup relies on the concept of broth made of vegetables or meat. I think if you deliberately let the flavors of your cereal steep into the milk, you’ve made soup. If your goal is to dampen the cereal and reject the milk, you’re not consuming it as soup, you’re eating cereal with dressing.

    Re hotdog as sandwich: According to the USDA, hotdogs qualify as open-faced sandwiches.

    Re mooses vs meese: “Goose” comes from a Proto-Germanic word. The “Geese” spelling derives from a Germanic rule which doesn’t apply to most English words. “Moose” comes from an Algonquian word and follows standard English pluralization rules.

    Here’s my question: Which is the better Christmas drink, hot chocolate or eggnog?

     

    "...the one with whom he so sought to talk has already interceded for him." -The Master and Margarita

    #145471
    Denali Christianson
    @denali-christianson

    Oh my. What has this thread come to? XD

    Wow…

    "Where there's life, there's hope; and need of vittles."
    -Samwise Gamgee

    #145487
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    @denali-Christianson

    Lol, I have no idea. I don’t really  think to much on food taxonomy

    #145488
    imwritehere1920
    @imwritehere1920

    @denali-christianson

    *whispers* I think they’ve all gone mad from frying their brains over hot button topics….

     


    @crazywriter

    You know, I’ve never thought much on food taxonomy until today… lol.

    We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. — Ernest Hemingway

    #145489
    imwritehere1920
    @imwritehere1920

    @taylorclogston

    Huh, I never thought of cereal from that angle.

    And if hotdogs are a type of open sandwich, does that mean canapes are also open faced sandwiches but just mini sized? (the only reason I know about canapes was from recently watching a baking show and having to look the term up XD)

    Oh dude. Hot cocoa wins every time (my younger sister believes that eggs should not be added to any drink.) Of course, I’ve never tried eggnog. Have you?

    And here’s a stumper: is a cello just a giant version of a violin?

    (erm, sorry if anyone here plays either instrument and I caused offense…*ducks as tomatoes fly*)

    We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. — Ernest Hemingway

    #145795
    Denali Christianson
    @denali-christianson

    Hellloooo my peoples. I has returned to resurrect this present battlefield. XD


    @imwritehere1920

    You’re most obviously correct… XD

     

    Lol okay there was a time when I probably would have been like YEAH A CELLO’S JUST AN OVERGROWN VIOLIN but now I’m not so sure… Course I don’t actually play either instrument so it’s hard to say for sure but… I still don’t think sooo…

    "Where there's life, there's hope; and need of vittles."
    -Samwise Gamgee

    #145796
    Brian Stansell
    @obrian-of-the-surface-world

    I think I dropped off when it got down to the level of…

    Is peanut butter pâté?

    Brian Stansell (aka O'Brian of the Surface World)
    I was born in war.
    Fighting from my first breath.

    #145837
    Erynne
    @erynne

    @oBrian-of-the-surface-world

     

    No. Just no. I can’t do anything with that.

     

    Anybody interested in discussing more mature topics or do you wanna stick with food? I am totally game for either

     

    In fact here’s this: are breadsticks just sticks of bread?

     

    NO @DENALI-CHRISTIANSON I PLAY THE VIOLIN AND CELLOS ARE NOT JUST OVERGROWN VIOLINS

    Be weird. Be random. Be who you are. Because you ever know who would love the person you hide.

    #145883
    Denali Christianson
    @denali-christianson

    @erynne

    YES PLLLEEASSSEEE LET’S DISCUSS MATURE TOPICS!!!!! XD

    Buuuttttt…. no breadsticks are not just sticks of bread as they tend to have seasonings and often times fillings as well whereas sticks of bread are just that – bread cut into the shapes of sticks.

    *ducks to avoid flying tomatoes* HEY I WASN’T THE ONE WHO SUGGESTED THAT TOPIC!!!!! It was @imwritehere1920 throw the tomatoes over there! XD

     

     

    "Where there's life, there's hope; and need of vittles."
    -Samwise Gamgee

    #145905
    imwritehere1920
    @imwritehere1920

    @erynne

    *ducks from flying tomatoes*

    (just did a double take and realized I made a typo. Instead of ‘flying’ tomatoes, I wrote ‘slying’ tomatoes… *facepalm* XD)

     


    @denali-christianson

    Hello, oh leader of the peoples! Glad you returned for battle!

    Hmm, good point on the breadsticks.

    And Hey! Thanks for throwing me under the bus XD

    *ducks as more tomatoes fly* (and not sly.)

    We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. — Ernest Hemingway

    #145906
    imwritehere1920
    @imwritehere1920

    @obrian-of-the-surface-world

    ….what is a pate??

    …Okay, I just looked it up, and I want to say no… but since pate (I don’t have the right keyboard for the accents) is made from meat, which is a protein… then yes ’cause peanut-butter is a type of protein…?

    *oh dear we need help*

    We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. — Ernest Hemingway

    #145907
    imwritehere1920
    @imwritehere1920

    Okay, okay. We’ll try to bring back some sanity, dignity, and maturity to this.

     

    On a serious note: What are you’re guys’ thoughts about herbal remedies vs. modern medicine? (and by herbal, I don’t mean addictive drugs. I’m thinking of chamomile, ginger, arrowroot, ginkgo, etc. that are used for a more natural approach to health.)

     

    (and just since it’s close to Christmas): Which do you think is better, an artificial tree or a live tree?

    We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. — Ernest Hemingway

    #145910
    Crazywriter
    @crazywriter

    @imwritehere1920

    Oh man. What have we come to.

    I honestly have no opinion on modern meds vs herbal remidies. I guess I see both as means to an end.

    What’s y’alls opinion on the Vietnam War, and the mistreatment of the soldiers that came back?

     

    #145911
    R.M. Archer
    @r-m-archer

    What are you’re guys’ thoughts about herbal remedies vs. modern medicine? (and by herbal, I don’t mean addictive drugs. I’m thinking of chamomile, ginger, arrowroot, ginkgo, etc. that are used for a more natural approach to health.)

    Both can have their uses, but as a general rule I think herbal remedies work better with our bodies since they’re natural and God-made. Modern medicines are more prone to clog up various processing routes in our bodies. But it depends on the medicine and how (and how frequently) it’s used. I definitely make use of both.

    Looking at modern medicine vs. holistic medicine as institutions would be a very different conversation. XD

    Which do you think is better, an artificial tree or a live tree?

    My family had an artificial tree for the first several years of my life and then we started getting live trees, and I definitely prefer the live trees. They’re prettier, they’re less prickly, they smell nice, and you can dry them out and use them for firewood when you’re done with them. Artificial trees fall apart, look fake (at least the one we had; I suppose there could be better imitations out there), don’t smell like real tree, and aren’t as soft. (Even firs, which have pricklier needles than pines or some other trees, still have a softness that fake trees just don’t.)

    Speculative fiction author. Mythology nerd. Worldbuilding enthusiast. Singer. Fan of classic literature.

    #146274
    imwritehere1920
    @imwritehere1920

    @crazywriter

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    I haven’t done an in-depth study of the Vietnam War, nor of what happened to our soldiers when they returned. I do think, though, that the war was a tragedy and it’s sad that we had to see something similar happen in the middle east.

     

    We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. — Ernest Hemingway

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