Ed Draves wrote:I will Freedom kiss my wife when I get home. Too bad I'm a couple of years too slow- I could have refered to French wine as "Freedom wine"
Larry Greenly wrote:I read that the Senate cafeteria has changed its pathetically renamed freedom fries back to french fries. I presume freedom toast, freedom dressing and the other foods with new homeland security appellations, er, I mean names, have reverted back to their original monikers. Guess we showed the world, huh?
Robin Garr wrote:Larry Greenly wrote:I read that the Senate cafeteria has changed its pathetically renamed freedom fries back to french fries. I presume freedom toast, freedom dressing and the other foods with new homeland security appellations, er, I mean names, have reverted back to their original monikers. Guess we showed the world, huh?
Couple of nitpicks, Larry: First, this change occurred quietly about six weeks ago. Interestingly, it didn't get the same level of attention from the right-wing talk show gang as did the original change. Funny thing. Second, the Senate cafeteria never made the change to "Freedom" fries, only the House cafeteria did.
Here's a link to a report on all this from the, er, BBC
Larry Greenly wrote:I stand corrected. At least half of our government has some spine and will stay the course by using renamed foods to protect the American way of life.
Carl Eppig (Middleton, NH wrote:Is this a food forum or a political forum?
Randy Buckner wrote: none of them have the country's interest at heart, only their own agendas. It is sad, truly sad.
Bill Spohn wrote:The whole freedom fry business is laughable to the rest of the world, including many American friends, but seems (sadly, from my viewpoint) to be deadly serious to many others, and I expect much discussion on the subject will bring out the polarised opposite sides and deteriorate into something none of us would want to read or contribute to.
Paul Winalski wrote:What I find most amusing about it is the aspect of history repeating itself.
During the wave of anti-German sentiment of World War I, we had "patriotic" renaming going on both in America and Britain:
sauerkraut became "victory cabbage"
weiners and frankfurters became "hot dogs"
the British Royal Family of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha became "Windsor"
the British Royal relatives the Battenburgs became the "Mountbattens"
Bill Spohn wrote:Puts me on mind of Monty Python -
"Well now, the result of last week's competition when we asked you to find a derogatory term for the Belgians. Well, the response was enormous and we took quite a long time sorting out the winners. There were some very clever entries. Mrs Hatred of Leicester Said 'let's not call them anything, let's just ignore them' ... (applause starts vigorously, but he holds his hands up for silence) ... and a Mr St John of Huntingdon said he couldn't think of anything more derogatory than Belgians. (cheers and applause; a girl in showgirl costume comes on and holds up placards through next bit) But in the end we settled on three choices: number three ... the Sprouts (placard 'The Sprouts'), sent in by Mrs Vicious of Hastings... very nice ; number two..... the Phlegms (placard) ... from Mrs Childmolester of Worthing; but the winner was undoubtedly from Mrs No-Supper-For-You from Norwood in Lancashire... Miserable Fat Belgian Bastards."
James Roscoe wrote:Bill Spohn wrote:I loved this bit. Of course you have to spend time talking about Flanders to find the whole Phlegm thing really funny. What else can you call a native of Flanders?
Bill Spohn wrote:but the winner was undoubtedly from Mrs No-Supper-For-You from Norwood in Lancashire... Miserable Fat Belgian Bastards."