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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CVYota, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. May 1, 2020 at 8:21 AM
    Cypherian

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    Fries with ketchup or ... Poutine !!
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    Happy now language and spelling police ! Lol
    Cypher
     
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  2. May 1, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    Seriously tho, I don't eat french fries that much anymore...maybe twice a year at the most. Really not that much of a potato eater at all. Baked potato when we have steak. That's about it.
     
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  3. May 1, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    French Fries are the only appropriate food to be paired with ketchup.
     
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  4. May 1, 2020 at 8:53 AM
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    ^^^this
     
  5. May 1, 2020 at 8:55 AM
    CVYota

    CVYota [OP] Damaged goods

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    Get an avatar.

    Otherwise you are good.

    And we will be using 'what in tarnation' more.
     
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  6. May 1, 2020 at 8:56 AM
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  7. May 1, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    The best way to eat fries is poutine.
     
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  8. May 1, 2020 at 8:59 AM
    CVYota

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    And now to over analyze

    From Appalachian history website

    “What in tarnation?” is one of a wide variety of euphemistic expressions of surprise, bewilderment or anger that arose in 18th and 19th century America. Perhaps due to our Puritan legacy, Americans were, during this period, especially creative in devising oaths that allowed us to express strong emotions while still skirting blasphemy.

    Such inventions as “heck,” “drat,” “darn,” “gosh,” “jiminy,” “gee-whiz” and “goldarn” were all devised to disguise exclamations that would have been considered shocking in polite society. “Sam Hill,” for example, is simply an early 19th century euphemism for “hell” (and while there have been many people named Sam Hill throughout history, the expression does not come from the name of any particular Sam Hill).

    “Tarnation,” which dates back to the late 18th century, is an interesting example of this generation of euphemisms because it’s actually two euphemisms rolled into one word. The root of “tarnation” is “darnation,” a euphemistic modification of the word “damnation,” which at that time was considered unfit for polite conversation. “Darnation” became “tarnation” by being associated in popular speech with “tarnal,” an aphetic, or clipped, form of “eternal.”

    It may seem odd that “eternal” would ever have been considered a curse word, but to speak of “the Eternal” at that time was often to invoke a religious context (God, Heaven, etc.), and thus to label something or someone “eternal” in a disparaging sense (“You eternal villain!”) was considered a mild oath. Shakespeare, for example, used “eternal” in this way in at least two of his plays.

    So at some point someone, probably in a moment of exasperation, mixed “darnation” with “tarnal,” and we ended up with “tarnation.”

    Source: www.word-detective.com/050404.html
     
  9. May 1, 2020 at 9:01 AM
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    I don't eat potatoes other than sweet potatoes with buffalo steaks and sweet potato fries with buffalo burgers, cannot remember the last time I had regular french fries??? HMMMM :hungry:
     
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    When I was stationed in Calif. in the 70's someone started me on dipping fries in a Wendy's chocolate frosty. Was good but alcohol may have been involved and seem to recall it was usually done late at night.

    John think you meant to say Poutine, Poutain is French for bitch, whore or slut LOL.

    Grew up eating fries with brown gravy minus the cheese curds we called them home fries. Often used thin sliced fried potatoes for breakfast instead of french fries same way with brown gravy. If no gravy ketchup will work. But been a long time since had any taters of any type. Being on Atkins taters basically have a glycemic index of infinity :pout:
     
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    Animal style fries !!!!!! :drool::drool::hungry:
     
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    robssol If it ain't broke, leave it the eff alone!

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    Rob, that looks a little like Lake Monona southern part of Madison?
     
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    What in tarnation is going on? I log on this morning and come back at lunch with 4 pages to scroll through? So who's going to fill in the newby with "Bovine Flatulence" all... :rofl:
     
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    I’m happy that this phrase is really gaining steam! Thanks for the history lesson, too.
    not sure I want to know about bovine flatulence..... :confused:
     
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