The New “F” Word
I can’t promise you that this blog will make a difference in your edible-life. I can’t promise that you will like the recipes posted here. I can’t even promise that I’ll make any sense. There is one promise, though, that I can make with absolute certainty. I swear, on a stack of Apple Pancakes, that you will never see me utter the “F” word on this blog.
No, I am not alluding to the “F-bomb” that used to get your mouth washed out with soap and refers to the procreative act (you won’t read that word on this blog, either). Nor, am I making comment on those in the blogosphere who seem to exercise their right to utter obscenities with unbridled abandon. Rather, I am assuring you freedom from the term often assigned to bloggers of the culinary kind that starts with an “F” and sounds like “doodie” or “coodie”.
Mind you, I am not judging the masticating masses who describe themselves with the term in question. I understand that one-word descriptive terms are the vogue and allow for quick identification in our instant-access cyberciety, and that many find the term appealing. However, for me, it is like Tiger claws on an extra-dry chalkboard! I can’t put my finger exactly on the reason why I have this extreme aversion and I know it probably seems rather random. Perhaps, it is a victim of association with the images rendered by the rhymed words listed above. But, I’d rather shave my head with a cheese grater while chewing on tin foil than refer to myself, or any of you, as a “F_____”.
I’m not too crazy about the cutesy feel of the word, either. There usually isn’t anything very cutesy about a Caveman. Although, I might have been able to endure had the food-folk descriptive term been “Cookie” or, maybe, even “Chefie”. Still, the commonly accepted term just isn’t acceptable to me. Call me quirky, call me intolerant, call me a Neanderthal. I realize that I am probably flying solo on a very tight line with this stance. But, in the infamous words of Popeye, “I yam, what I yam!”. Nevertheless, don’t worry if you do end up using the “F_____” word around here … I won’t wash your mouth out with soap! 😉
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