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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:59 pm 
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I will just remember that those from Ithaca refer to everything bagels as "Long Island bagels" including mumbles here.

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:00 pm 
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You know torque, once, just once, you could support a brother.

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The Dutch should be worried about other stuff besides Dutch oven. Namely, how "Dutch" always means bad stuff.

Dutch treat (no treat at all), Dutch uncle (a critical brow-beater), Dutch courage (alcohol-induced bravado), etc.

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:11 pm 
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Here, a user calling himself LuckyLefty clearly acknowledges the synonymity of everything and Long Island bagels!

http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/512038

Here a twitter user makes a delightful and hilarious and insightful analogy involving Long Island bagels! He is probably handsome.

http://twitter.com/mumblethrax/status/14968679083020288

Here, a user on a totally different web site acknowledges the synonymousness of etc.

http://saxserg.com/question/dwqnrx

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
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Dutch treat (no treat at all), Dutch uncle (a critical brow-beater), Dutch courage (alcohol-induced bravado), etc.

Dutch baby (shitty pancake), etc.

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:27 pm 
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mumbles wrote:
Here a twitter user makes a delightful and hilarious and insightful analogy involving Long Island bagels! He is probably handsome.

http://twitter.com/mumblethrax/status/14968679083020288


this guy isn't even making any sense. what hawaiians want to call their own shirts is entirely up to them. if i made bagels, i could call them long island bagels or gowanuwood sunslope bagels or second-floor bagels or any old thing. handsome or not, he don't know from analogies.

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
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And if Long Islanders want to call Long Island bagels everything bagels, that's up to them! That's precisely why the analogy works so handsomely.

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
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SPANISH RICE

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
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annak wrote:
In Dutch, an "American Party" is a potluck, or as my Dutch friends described it, "a party in which the guests have to bring the food


hey that s called SPANISH party in french :-)

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SPANISH RICE

¿¡tell me more about this!? (I assume it's what Coreans call "polish rice")

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It's what Mexicans call "rice".

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
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Oh, what about London broil? What's up with that, diplomat?

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:12 pm 
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I lafted so hard at the Long Island bagels conversation that I forgot the weird food thing I was going to mention.

Oh wait, I remember.

What's the origin of "Viennese Table"? Which in my world means dessert buffet of a hundred things that taste bad.

ETA: Google says Viennese Table is a (perhaps bastardized pronunciation?) variant of "Venetian Table" which is a thing from real Italy (Sicily), but also that there are similar traditions/origins from Pennsylvania and Ohio. Wherever it comes from, it should stop.


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Emilie wrote:
acr wrote:
SPANISH RICE

¿¡tell me more about this!? (I assume it's what Coreans call "polish rice")

it's just rice with onions and tomatoes (i think tomato is the key ingredient that really spanishes it up). it's never been a thing in spain. i would like to know more about this polish rice, because i can't imagine it.

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
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Spaghetti Napolitan were created in Japan, not Napoli.


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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:18 pm 
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acr wrote:
i would like to know more about this polish rice, because i can't imagine it.


Seasoned with sweat, tears, crumbled concrete, and shame.

ETA: Not racist because I am Polish.

ETA again: It occurs to me that perhaps they mean "polished" rice, i.e. white rice.


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If you go to a sushi restaurant in California and you just ask for a roll, do you get a California roll? Probably, right?

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:24 pm 
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-never heard of a long island bagel, but have seen everything bagels
- london broil and swiss steak?
- I'm guessing Spanish rice is called that because it sorta kinda resembles paella
- I've only heard of a Viennese hour/table from watching wedding shows on TV. "Dessert table" seems to have been adequate enough at any event I've attended

off topic, but there was a Chinese restaurant in my home town in Florida that had a big sign saying "New York Style" in it's window. Not sure what New York style Chinese food is, although I know most "Chinese food" in America is probably nothing like what people actually eat in China.


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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
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Oh I don't know how I totally forgot to mention this, but in Dutch they refer to sexual acts by natonality.

Greek or Turkish style - anal sex
Russian style - tit forking
French style - fellatio

I actually learned this by getting confused while reading the newspaper, which may signal additional cultural differences.


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acr wrote:
Emilie wrote:
acr wrote:
SPANISH RICE

¿¡tell me more about this!? (I assume it's what Coreans call "polish rice")

it's just rice with onions and tomatoes (i think tomato is the key ingredient that really spanishes it up). it's never been a thing in spain. i would like to know more about this polish rice, because i can't imagine it.

intrtesting - I'd be curious to try that since I'm a huge fan of actual spanish rice and the way they make it taste (...usual suspect: olive oil)

a spanish colleague told me once that spanish rices are commonly used for sushis (like, worldwide but japan) - well that s what I do but ¿

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 Post subject: Re: things that got the name of a place for (obscur) reasons
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linanil wrote:
Like your house?

a) I don't have a house. I have a home.
b) I only have one kitchen, and it's in my home.
c) But my kitchen and my home happen to be on Long Island. I mean, not the part that people think of as Long Island, but technically....
d) That's racist. You're racist.


Your mom is racist.

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the thing known in Corea as polish rice is a brazilian poutine with creme anglaise seasoned with long island perritos calientes

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Emilie wrote:
the thing known in Corea as polish rice is a brazilian poutine with creme anglaise seasoned with long island perritos calientes


I don't even understand this.


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Emilie wrote:
long island perritos calientes


is this what they call coney island hot dogs in ithaca?

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me neither ... unless there d actually be such thing as polish rice somewhere?O:-)

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