Meatball is the most lazy named food. amirite?

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We have a semi-national dish called dumpling-pork-cabbage. Guess what are the ingredients.

DueBodybuildes avatar DueBodybuilde Yeah You Are +8Reply

Lazy or accurate? What other food has such specificity in its name?

Elitetuskens avatar Elitetusken Yeah You Are +7Reply

In Denmark you can buy "balls" in the frozen section. "Balls in curry" is a popular dish here.

Still better than Penne (Italian). We have p. today family!!

Yeah, I totally understand that in English they rebranded like macaroni (Spanish macarrones).

KilljoyXs avatar KilljoyX Yeah You Are +5Reply

Oh, you still call them meatballs? Everyone I know calls them carnispheres.

Shiny244s avatar Shiny244 Yeah You Are +5Reply

The Narragansett Indians had a word for a food, 'askutasquash', that was adopted into English as 'squash'..

It means 'eaten raw'.

I don't know, we call cows beef, we call pigs pork, we call deer venison, but we just call chicken chicken. Why don't birds get special names for their meat?

Meatball is named like Australians name their geography - looking at you, Snowy Mountains.

Some-Noname-idks avatar Some-Noname-idk Yeah You Are +3Reply

Fun fact: The official name of the NASA logo is the Meatball.

It was named after it's cousin, Meat loaf. The kid showed promise. Seemed well rounded, versatile, and active, than the cousin did. The loaf is uninspired, and pretty much just lays around.

Just going to put it out there... Toast.
It's just an adjective that we turned into a noun. You can toast a lot of things, but toast... is just toast.

Thatoneduderyans avatar Thatoneduderyan Yeah You Are +3Reply

They tried calling them "beef orbs" but nobody would eat them.

Nickyikkys avatar Nickyikky Yeah You Are +2Reply

I mean...Meat Loaf. Chicken Wing. Fish Stick. Oat Meal. Shredded Wheat. Granola Bar. Mixed Drink. [Insert fruit] Juice...

You're not wrong that it's up there, but I think that's just how we name food hehe.

Tanmoykayesens avatar Tanmoykayesen Yeah You Are +2Reply

"Animal derived processed protein sustenance sphere."

I sure feel like some spaghetti and insert above.

No lazy in that 😎

I find it completely normal, cuz in my mothertongue, every food is named as such. Just [main ingredient] + [main procedure].

What are we having for dinner?


Did you just hit that meat with an axe?


Apartlavishnesss avatar Apartlavishness Yeah You Are +1Reply

"Yam". the people who named it literally named it "yum" in their language cause it tasted pretty yummy

Pretty much all cultures have lazy ways of naming foods.


Aloo palak: potatoes (aloo) and spinach (palak).

Aloo gobi: potatoes (aloo) and cauliflower (gobi) .

Niku jaga: beef (niku) and potatoes (jagaimo) cooked together.

Shira ae: dressed (ae) with white stuff (shiro)(whatever you like dressed in a white sauce made from tofu, sesame, and miso).

Age dashi tofu: Tofu deep-fried (age) and served in dashi.

I know this is only two cultures. Other people have also given plenty of other food names in English. I think this is enough to see a pattern.

Prettydottys avatar Prettydotty Yeah You Are +1Reply

Fried rice and BLT are pretty lazy too now that you mention it

BriRuns avatar BriRun Yeah You Are +1Reply
@Vexonte Should they have more complicated names?

Not at all. Their names are succinct, but their quality is not defined by the simplicity of what they're called

Nikolaevkateslas avatar Nikolaevkatesla Yeah You Are +4Reply
@Vexonte Should they have more complicated names?

I'll have a cured pork belly, iceberg lettuce and Roma tomato on 2 slices of wholemeal bread please

Well, the Dutch word for baguette is stokbrood, which literally translates to stickbread

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