Thursday, August 18, 2022

A TYPE OF FOOD

This is certainly an eye-catching headline: "40 Percent Of American Kids Think Hot Dogs And Bacon Are Plants".

What it means is that many children in this country are, in their own minds, vegetarians.
The term "minds" might be a misnomer.


40 PERCENT OF AMERICAN KIDS THINK HOT DOGS AND BACON ARE PLANTS

Cite:
A new study has found that a significant percentage of 4 to 7-year-old children from the United States believe hotdogs, hamburgers, and bacon come from plants.

Published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, a team of psychologists asked children to categorize a range of foods, including cheese, french fries, bacon, popcorn, shrimp, almonds, and egg. The responses threw up a number of surprises, including that 47 percent of the 176 participants believed that french fries came from animals.

End cite.

Got that? French fries come from slaughtered animals.
Vast herds of them roving the prairies.
Rumble rumble rumble.

This image stolen from I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER?
At least, I think that's where it came from.

Also: "Sand was considered edible by 1 percent, five times less than the amount who believed cat to be a type of food."


This may explain why I was the only Caucasian at the restaurant today during lunch. They specialize in Cantonese roast meats. There wasn't a French fry within three blocks.
No ketchup there either. A typical child would have starved.


One lady who came in wanted fish ball fish slice noodle soup (魚蛋魚片河粉湯 'yü daan yü pin ho fan tong'). Fish balls, can do. No actual fish, ergo no fish slices. So fish ball noodle soup. Fine then. Fish ball noodle soup.

魚蛋河粉湯。



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