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Let's Dish: What Food Words Absolutely Disgust You?

Let's Dish: What Food Words Absolutely Disgust You?

Yesterday Yum and I got to talking about the word "tater." While I have nothing against potatoes, tater tots, or the pocket-stuffing scene from Napoleon Dynamite, I can't stand the word "tater." Something about it rubs me the wrong way. Same thing goes for the word yield. I'm not exactly sure what I dislike about it, but I prefer to say "makes" or "serves" instead of "yield" when describing the amount of food a recipe produces. Yes, hating certain food-related words is totally illogical, but I'm not alone — many of you abhor the word moist.

So throw logic to the wind and get it off your chest: what food words drive you crazy?


Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
FRIED... because frying food completely ruins it!!!
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 9 years
veggie potata (instead of potato)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Seed. That word just makes me cringe when anyone says it. Ironic since i love sunflower seeds and working in my garden which involves seeds, seedlings.. . eeeeeeee... i hate typing it too! I actually kind of like some of Rachel Rays words but "choup" kills me. Ugh. Oh and i just can't stand the way she says "chroizo" but i still like her ;-)
shellbelle1 shellbelle1 9 years
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
What exactly is a "pinch" or "dash"? Does not the actual amount you use depend on the size of your fingers?
ahavakamm ahavakamm 9 years
I have always hated the following three food-related words: portion topping slice But I love pizza, go figure.
Bksuga Bksuga 9 years
Lets see. my sister call potatoes ,tatoes I HATE THAT. oh and morsel!! and now because of yum sugar spleen sandwich
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Goulosh. Borscht.
Mashiguna Mashiguna 9 years
"Pudding" uuugh!! It just dosesn't sound right!
sarawithoutanh sarawithoutanh 9 years
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 9 years
Sambo, another bastardized version of sandwich. Tinny, a can. Baste Cutlets I have a great loathing for the word yummy and any variation there of. I LOVE the word Sammich. Ever since I first saw Invader Zim I've been using it.
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I've posted about how much I can't stand Rachel Ray before. "EVOO" both in it's acronym and pronounced forms, "Sammy" or "Sammich", and "Yum-o" (only a matter of time before that's a breakfast cereal) all make me die a little inside. There aren't a whole lot of actual words that bug me. I think it's because I'm a bit of a linguist, and so words are fascinating without being irritating. But as for perversions of words (see above), that drives me nuts. So things like "appys" instead of appetizers, "motz" for mozzarella also annoy me. The worst might have been my coworkers who decided to go out after work for "fuh-JEETS". Turns out they meant fajitas. Wow...
superfoxml superfoxml 9 years
A "shmear" of cream cheese on bagels, like at Einstein Brother's Bagels? Eew.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
:rotfl: ''Hour of eggs''. I'm sorry, but French is my first language and ''hors d'oeuvres'' doesn't mean anything close to that. Hors = without, out of,... Oeuvre = masterpiece, work,... Basically, it means easy to make.
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 9 years
:rotfl: this is a hilarious thread.
Benny Benny 9 years
whoever said "Hors d'oeuvres", it's actually a french phrase that means "hour of eggs". I always found that really weird.
jendudley jendudley 9 years
sammich and masticate offal is awful. haha
busybeegal busybeegal 9 years
I hate the word "skin", especially when referencing skin forming on top of something- like, say, pudding.
V-for-Victoria V-for-Victoria 9 years
But snack is also a verb.
death-by-chocolat death-by-chocolat 9 years
"gamey" ... my friend and I found a 1950's home/cooking magazine, and seriously every other recipe description had something to do with "gamey". Now I just associate the word with the horrid, technicolor photos of mashed meat products mixed with jello. Ugh.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
Most of these. Taters, mealy, Rachel Ray-isms, sammitch, and punkin, hoagie from the comments above. Plus dressing (the kind that goes in a bird, not the salad kind), chowder, bratwurst, and offal.
KHast KHast 9 years
Ok, if anyone thinks that "mealy" sounds appetizing, they should be smacked. I'll use it in a sentence I heard recently: "Crispy on the outside, mealy on the inside." Ew.
Food Food 9 years
LadyLiLa83 I hate the word foodie too. I have lots of friends who say to me, "You're such a foodie!" I can't stand it. I don't know why. What does the word mean, anyway??
laPetiteJuJu laPetiteJuJu 9 years
I hate the word "hoagie" for a sub. My Philadelphia-born mom uses it all the time and it drives me crazy!
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