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Can we stop with all the "puking" and "throwing up in your mouth"???

alkapal Mar 24, 2011 06:02 AM

What is with all of the posts where posters feel that we need to hear that they "puke" at the thought of some food or concoction? Or they "throw up a little in their mouth"?

Spare us, OK? You are NOT adding anything useful to the discussion.

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  1. The Chowhound Team RE: alkapal Mar 24, 2011 07:03 AM

    Please use Report to bring those to our attention.

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      alkapal RE: The Chowhound Team Mar 24, 2011 07:10 AM

      you got it!

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        lemons RE: The Chowhound Team Mar 24, 2011 07:16 AM

        Oh, thank you. Much appreciated.

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        rochfood RE: alkapal Mar 24, 2011 07:38 AM

        Agreed. I strongly dislike (OK.. hate) those terms.
        A. They are not very original.
        B. Not funny
        C. Are way over the top reactions.
        D. Usually intended to insult someone or something. (ie my family bought some Hershey's kisses..we are used to European chocolate..we tasted them and we all spit it out.) Said it tasted like vomit. Just say you didn't care for it.

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          Chris VR RE: rochfood Mar 24, 2011 07:48 AM

          Sorry but I think your example is off. I don't mind people using vomit to describe the taste of something. It's descriptive in a way that "we didn't care for it" isn't.

          However I agree that saying that the thought of a food or concoction makes you puke or "throw up a little in my mouth" doesn't help me understand what your actual objection to it is.

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            alkapal RE: Chris VR Mar 24, 2011 07:51 AM

            i can venture that i've never tasted anything that tastes *like* vomit -- unless it was the real deal. i can't imagine that the description makes anyone understand how to *eat better.*

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              Chris VR RE: alkapal Mar 24, 2011 08:35 AM

              Lucky you! I have, and I'm not eager to repeat it. It's an acidic, bitter, sour taste.

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            The Chowhound Team RE: rochfood Mar 24, 2011 08:06 AM

            Just to clarify our post above based on this post, if someone is describing something they ate as tasting like vomit or making them gag, we're not going to remove that. Our concern is with using those terms to describe the suggestions of other posters, which is rather rude.

          3. Delucacheesemonger RE: alkapal Mar 24, 2011 07:54 AM

            Reminds me of the times guests would open my refrigerator and make a gagging sound as probably there was a very assertive cheese in there. If you do not want or like something that is fine, but to refer to something as disgusting in words or action does not make the item appealing to others.

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              beevod RE: alkapal Mar 24, 2011 07:55 AM

              There is, alas, no cure for that dreaded of all diseases, "Lack of Imagination."

              1. linguafood RE: alkapal Mar 24, 2011 09:34 AM

                Funny, I haven't seen an increase in those kind of posts you describe. Any particular boards I'm missing out on?

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                  Fibber McGee RE: linguafood Mar 24, 2011 09:37 AM

                  Chains.

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                    linguafood RE: Fibber McGee Mar 24, 2011 09:50 AM

                    That 'splains it. Never there.

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                      fourunder RE: linguafood Mar 24, 2011 10:12 AM

                      Chic-Fil-A would disagree....

                      :0)

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                        linguafood RE: fourunder Mar 24, 2011 11:27 AM

                        :-D

                2. buttertart RE: alkapal Mar 24, 2011 10:24 AM

                  Similarly I can very well do without the gory details of people's "food poisoning" bathroom visits. What's wrong with "it made me very ill"?

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                    Servorg RE: buttertart Mar 24, 2011 03:41 PM

                    If anyone links that "event" to an actual restaurant (by name) just report it and *poof* it will be gone...

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                      buttertart RE: Servorg Mar 25, 2011 08:53 AM

                      Been there, done that.

                  2. im_nomad RE: alkapal Mar 24, 2011 08:56 PM

                    This !!! I have brought this up before as well. It is very anti-CH imho, unless it is a very unusual food that might be off-putting to some (but still not described this way), threads and posts shouldn't put people off their food. And the phrase itself is one of my pet peeves.

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