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(Some cunning linguist)   Ever wonder which part of the country says "car-ml" and which says "carr-a-mell?"   ( divider line
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2003-03-05 02:34:38 AM  
Wheee, alea. Welcome to fark.
2003-03-05 02:35:23 AM  
we seem to be slamming them pretty hard, response times are shiatty.
2003-03-05 02:35:37 AM  

what's funny about that?

/possibly too tired to get the joke
2003-03-05 02:35:53 AM  
I work at a frozen yogurt joint in Southern California. I farking hate it when people give me crap because caramel/carmel isn't spelled right on the flavor tag (we have two tags and the boss puts up whichever she feels like at the time I guess.). I would mark this study "hero" because now I have a definitive answer. "More people say "Carmel" so STFU!"

BTW Alexandra, I'll thank you not to disrespect the first ever and longest reigning undisputed champion ever.
2003-03-05 02:36:18 AM  
is it farked?
2003-03-05 02:37:25 AM  
Personally......I'd rather see the dude driving over a police cruiser that BEGOGGLE referred to than this worthless crap....

who the hell chooses what goes on the main board anyway>
2003-03-05 02:41:12 AM  

The sad part is my account is older than yours. As long as everybody can smell the mothers' milk on my breath, can somebody explain to me how to type in bold, attatch a JPEG, etc?

2003-03-05 02:42:44 AM  
Mothers milk on ure breath? woah......that's a news story....lemme submit that one.
2003-03-05 02:45:23 AM  
That's easy. The retarded part of the country says "car-ml".
2003-03-05 02:45:39 AM  
This is from a candy commercial w/Shaq. Yip-diddily-ee.
2003-03-05 02:46:31 AM  
Desecrated: actually,. they did ask about coke/pop/soda - check #105
2003-03-05 02:47:34 AM  
Its chi po tlay
2003-03-05 02:51:45 AM  
actually, all parts of the country are retarded...


the difference....

cooking time - 5-12 seconds

ingredients - can't remember

texture - carmel is stickier, and usually darker. caramel is lighter, softer, and more velvety.

And yes, I watch food network...

2003-03-05 02:51:49 AM  
Alea711 - You can E-mail me and I'll go over some basics for you.
2003-03-05 02:52:41 AM  
Who the hell calls a firefly a peenie wallie?!?
2003-03-05 02:55:12 AM  

I can answer that for you...and I was wondering when someone was going to point this out.

Carmel is made from sugar only. You simply dump sugar into a saute pan on medium heat until it melts...wait a few minutes longer and it begins to brown. THIS is carmel.

Caramel is made in a similar fashion....adding milk or whipping cream during the last 2 or 3 minutes of cooking.
2003-03-05 02:55:51 AM  
hmm, I want to take this survey, but we moved when I was 2, so I don't know where I acquired my dialect features. oh well, probably not much difference between Seattle and Bellingham...
2003-03-05 03:00:43 AM  

Thanks chief, that's what I thought it was but I wasn't gonna say in fear of getting it wrong. God forbid I mangle the words of Alton Brown!

note - the 5-12 seconds is the key, the carmel's gotta be just right, god forbid you burn the stuff or not have it warm enough to mingle, fark it up and you might as well throw the pan away, it ain't coming out...
2003-03-05 03:02:38 AM  
Yep......if you brown the sugar too long it either A:burns or B: recrystalizes when it cools into a large brown sugar brick in the pan

I am quite handy in the kitchen
2003-03-05 03:09:24 AM  
Can I axe you something?

122.Do you say "expecially", or "especially"?
2003-03-05 03:12:00 AM  
118.What do you call a drive-through liquor store?

A Very Good Thing™.
2003-03-05 03:13:44 AM  
64. What do you call the long sandwich that contains cold cuts, lettuce, and so on?

Now this one is interesting. The overwhelming majority calls it a sub, but a bunch of people in PA call it a hoagie, grinder is the preference in New England, hero is a NYC thing, some crazy people in the South call it a Poor Boy (with a crazier faction in San Fran), one poor person in Texas calls it a bomber, "Italian sandwich" is the preference in Maine, some even crazier people call it a baguette, 3 poor people call it a sarney (including one in Seattle, I have NEVER heard anyone call it that here). Wow.
2003-03-05 03:15:35 AM  
it's pretty obvious that a lot of people didn't understand that you were supposed to choose the place you learned English, not the place you live now...
2003-03-05 03:17:12 AM  
Kukuman: actually, in the south, we really call a cold cut sandwich on long bread a sub. however, put some fried shrimp/catfish/whatever or some hot roast beef and gravy on some hot french bread and it becomes a po' boy. (short for poor boy).
2003-03-05 03:18:05 AM  
ah, that probably explains why I've never heard anyone call it that, even though I've heard just about every other one...
2003-03-05 03:18:46 AM  
I live in Ohio and the place on campus has a big menu that says "Grinders" and lists the kinds of subs they have. I have never heard anyone actually say "Grinder". Except one time, just to be funny, I said "Give me a meatball grinder!" and the girl just looked at me funny.
2003-03-05 03:20:29 AM  
Also in Ohio, we do not have "access roads" - roads that run parallel to highways. I never heard of such a crazy thing until I lived in Oklahoma. Out there, almost every highway has a parallel road on both sides. What the hell is that for? Why take the parallel road if you have a highway right there.
2003-03-05 03:22:05 AM  
you're missing out big time then....but i will say this....if you visit NO - the best places for po' boys and other good food is usually in the tiny-ass mom and pop places in soem of the not-so-great parts of the city. if you're brave enough, you can't beat the sanwiches there for either taste or cost (my favorite is a little place just off of St. Charles @ Louisiana...can't remember the name offhand, just know where it is - you get a huge sandwich - more thanb a footlong - for under $5 dressed. unbelievable)
2003-03-05 03:23:15 AM  
Begoggle: because those roads have turn-offs onto other local roads, while the main highway only hits onto the access roads - keeps traffic flowing much better :)
2003-03-05 03:24:54 AM  
Gbrjrlsu.........u are correct.
2003-03-05 03:26:42 AM  

That's like when I moved up to RI for college -- I just stood there looking at the cafeteria sign thinking, "What the HELL is a 'grinder'???" But the place grew on me, what with its obsession with coffee milk....
2003-03-05 03:29:49 AM  
heh, I heard someone call goosebumps "goose pimples" once... hilarity definitely ensued.
2003-03-05 03:32:40 AM  
And thanks to TheDeathMerchant and LA270Hunter for lifting the shroud of caramel/carmel ignorance from our eyes...................
2003-03-05 03:33:55 AM  
I just moved to arkansas and they don't have access roads! WTF? If you make a wrong turn on the highway you have to go 30+ miles before you can find a turn-around, and they have highway laws that are just plain retarded.
2003-03-05 03:34:06 AM  
mods please delete my Boobies
2003-03-05 03:36:17 AM  
Anybody hear the Brian Regan routine where his first day at college he and his roomate ordrered a pie--half pupkin half pepperoni?
2003-03-05 03:36:57 AM  
jesus h...pumpkin
2003-03-05 03:38:44 AM  
Yeah Alea711, thought it was Jim Gaffigan though. I remember the bit though. "Hm, I like pie..."
2003-03-05 04:05:46 AM  
The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plane, guvner!
2003-03-05 04:18:55 AM  
Was he the guy talking about brooklyn girls?!?

"yo, are ya gonna take ma brar off or wha?"
2003-03-05 04:30:11 AM  
Doesn't really ring a bell, but the roomate was from Brooklyn, so maybe. Did he look like this?

[image from too old to be available]
2003-03-05 04:44:15 AM  
Alea711 - You have done well, young Grasshopper.
2003-03-05 04:44:52 AM  
Yeah he was on comedy central the other day! Where did you see him do that routine?
2003-03-05 04:44:54 AM  
True fact: "Whores" is universal.
Goto any city and ask for whores, they know what you mean.
2003-03-05 04:55:41 AM  

You have my undying gratitude, master.


I think it was comedy central. Maybe HBO comedy showcase. Either way it was at least a couple years ago.
2003-03-05 05:10:30 AM  
My life has been full of travel.

One of the worst ideas ever was in Cheyanne, Wyoming:

"Drive-thru Liquor and Gun store"

Swear to god...that was real. Those of you from WY know, just south of the city on I-25.

So, what do I call a drive thru that sells liquor and guns?

f. "A battered wife's worst nightmare"

/now without voting
2003-03-05 05:11:41 AM  
no, me neither.

2003-03-05 05:15:49 AM  
It's amazing how the wrong answer is in the "Confederate States" for every single question...

/sarcasm (don't lynch me good ol' boys)
2003-03-05 05:23:26 AM  
I decided to take the survey before reading the results and found these two somewhat amusing questions:

77. What do you call the activity of driving around in circles in a car?
a) doing donuts
b) doing cookies
c) whipping shiatties
d) other:
92. What do you call it when a driver changes over one or more lanes way too quickly?
a) Chinese lane change
b) Chinese fire drill
c) other:
2003-03-05 05:29:19 AM  
Can we start the Aluminum fight now ?

Also - I've never heard the word 'beverage' actually used in a conversation except in the US. You see it printed on coke cans etc but I didn't realise that word actually gets used until someone in a Macca's asked if I wanted a beverage. A what?

Sounds ... cumbersome.
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