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The Word "Foodie": Love It Or Hate It?

The Word "Foodie": Love It Or Hate It?

I use the word foodie more often than I would like to admit. As you probably know, the word means anyone who's really into food and for some reason, it sounds horrible to me - embarrassingly horrible. I actually really, really hate it, but I won't stop people from using it - or calling me it either - it just sort of makes me cringe inside. So now I want to know, what do you think of the word foodie?

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jendudley jendudley 9 years
It is better than fattie or foodaholic or cunning linguinist (a crafty pasta maker). I don't think it is so bad.
joyofadventure joyofadventure 9 years
i think its cute!
GeikoSera GeikoSera 9 years
I think it's cute! :)
dewzi dewzi 9 years
<--- Foodie!
redegg redegg 9 years
I guess its about as irritating as "veggies".
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 9 years
It doesn't bother me.
tanyapt tanyapt 9 years
I must say it irks me - I just don't like to be called one.
SU3 SU3 9 years
I agree with LuciLu - I think it's cute. But then again, I don't know too much about it and rarely use it.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I have mixed feelings about this word. I totally don't consider myself one because I never went to culinary school and don't look at food in a snobby way, but I guess in terms of being knowledgeable about food and being able to cook a variety of dishes well one could call me a foodie.
Athena1 Athena1 9 years
I'm apathetic to it. I wouldn't call myself a foodie even though it may fit me. A bit too trendy for me I guess.
boxem180 boxem180 9 years
i must admit it does bug me as it's been used around me mainly as a negative to describe someone obsessed with food or who overeats. that and it sounds too much like 'fattie' which is a word i truly dispise.
Molly Molly 9 years
I really like it, but I'm wary to use it...especially to describe myself. I've always thought that it had to be applied to a specific type of food lover -- like you have to be constantly striving to find the better, the best, the most exotic. I will try anything (and love new and exciting meals, meals that make me nostalgic for tastes months later), but I would also be content with sushi and french fries for the rest of my days. So I'm not sure I count. And there, is some unnecessary rambling.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Yeah, it doesn't bug me :D
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Im chill with it.
Fancy04 Fancy04 9 years
LuciLu my thoughts exactly.
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
Hmmm, I must say that the word "Foodie" has never really irked me. I find it kind of cute and quirky! :) But the word "brain fart", now THAT is a word that makes me cringe... HA.
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