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Old 02-22-2015, 12:04 AM
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Here are two terms used in a restaurant that I think are unappetizing:

When the waiter/waitress refers to meat choices as "your protein" and rice or potatoes as "your starch".

"Starch" doesn't sound that bad. But "protein" instead of "meat"..Yuck. Sounds like a laboratory.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:37 AM
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Here are two terms used in a restaurant that I think are unappetizing:
When the waiter/waitress refers to meat choices as "your protein" and rice or potatoes as "your starch".
"Starch" doesn't sound that bad. But "protein" instead of "meat"..Yuck. Sounds like a laboratory.
I have NEVER been in a restaurant where a server referred to any food type as protein or a starch,
and we eat out often.
I can't even imagine what would prompt the use of those words.

Is there such a thing as a Weight Watchers restaurant???
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:43 AM
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Ew... lol
Has anyone, besides disgruntled food service workers, ever actually peed in anyone's chili or cheerios, etc ? lol

No, but they do spit in someone's food when disgruntled.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:34 AM
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previously owned

What happened to the word resale?
Forget resale... What happened to USED!
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Forget resale... What happened to USED!

Just got up, CFrance, you talking about me? I am not used. I am well worn. Think Velveteen Rabbit. I am real.

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Old 02-22-2015, 10:00 AM
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Just got up, CFrance, you talking about me? I am not used. I am well worn. Think Velveteen Rabbit. I am real.

Boy a lot of stuff goes on at night on this forum.

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Old 02-22-2015, 12:17 PM
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No, but they do spit in someone's food when disgruntled.
Somehow the spit doesn't sound as bad now. lol
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:20 PM
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"That's One"
You know when you not quite done addressing the ball and as you're settling in, ready to hit it, for one reason or another the ball falls off the tee? That's when sometimes, a newby says "That's One".

Oh yea, I don't like newbie either.
I am not a golfer but that situation would p me off big time.
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Posse. Heard it on the Oscars last night when someone was referring to their family. I flinched and immediately vowed to never use that word again unless I was literally talking about a group deputized to apprehend another.
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I gather that you are objecting to the term moderation because you feel it needs to be quantified?
Since we seniors are mature and intelligent people, I think we understand that the term "moderation" means the avoidance of extremes.


The phrase "voidance of extremes" should be banned too because it doesn't quantify anything either.


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I doubt any of us feel that it would be moderate behavior to eat "every junk food item imaginable" on a daily basis.
My exact statement with qualifier: "It might mean that you can eat every junk-food item imaginable as long as you don't have it twice in one day." Common sense dictates that it means one would have a choice among every junk-food item imaginable. It simply calls for good reading comprehension.
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Is this supposed to be funny???
If you have to ask, it means you didn't get the point.
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:21 PM
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..... Common sense dictates that it means one would have a choice among every junk-food item imaginable. It simply calls for good reading comprehension.
My reading comprehension is just fine thanks.
I comprehend that you've tried to hijack this thread about overused words into a discussion about obesity.

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My reading comprehension is just fine thanks.
I comprehend that you've tried to hijack this thread about overused words into a discussion about obesity.

Obesity? Can you prove that I said anything about obesity? And you claim to have good reading comprehension?
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:35 PM
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Obesity? Can you prove that I said anything about obesity? And you claim to have good reading comprehension?
Let's get back on track.
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