• themeatbridge
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    5411 days ago

    I had a European friend complain that Americans are so egocentric that they call their music “Country Music.” He was also mad we put mayonaise on a pasta and call it a salad.

    • @Wild_Mastic
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      5211 days ago

      I am also mad about the second part.

      • @Blue_Morpho
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        1711 days ago

        If you want rage, Midwesterners put marshmallows in pistachio pudding and call it salad.

        • chknbwl
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          1011 days ago

          Green Fluff is just a derivative of Ambrosia, which is very much a Southern-States creation. We Midwesterners simply made it better. /j

          Jokes aside, my grandmother used to make her own homemade cherry ambrosia. That recipe is lost with Dementia (she never wrote it down either, heh) so I’ll probably never have Pink Fluff that good again. Don’t knock it 'til you try it.

          • @Blue_Morpho
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            711 days ago

            It’s a great dessert. But Midwesterns treat it exactly like a lettuce salad. Like you go to a buffet and people will put pistachio/marshmallow pudding on their plate next to their steak.

          • Maeve
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            I never cared for it. Green jello pudding and I’ve never seen pistachios in it

      • @margaritox
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        111 days ago

        I was about to comment the same thing.

    • nifty
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      2311 days ago

      What did you eat today?

      Oh just some salad

      The salad

    • @[email protected]
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      Do they not use the word country as a synonym for rural? I checked the Cambridge dictionary, it’s their second definition listed, even higher than where that definition is listed in Merriam Webster. It’s like complaining rock music is made with guitars instead of boulders. Does he also think that country is like the only genre of music made in America? Though some country singers do like to put a lot of nationalism in their music which does kind of confuse things.

      I’m a firm mayo by itself as a sauce hater though so I’m with him there. Even more abominable are the jello (or jelly for those in the UK) “salads.” It’s not a salad!

      • themeatbridge
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        611 days ago

        I think maybe he was just making a joke.

        • @[email protected]
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          1711 days ago

          You put it on bread though, like ham. “Salat” here just means mixture.

          There’s also Bandsalat which most people don’t eat:

        • @TheCheddarCheese
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          911 days ago

          TWO salads*

          Keep in mind that Fleischsalat is different from Wurstsalat. The main difference is that Fleischsalat is made with mayo to be creamy while Wurstsalat is made with a simple vinaigrette as the dressing.

          • MacN'Cheezus
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            111 days ago

            There’s also Ochsenmaulsalat which is basically just thinly sliced beef mouth with vinaigrette and onions.

            • @irreticent
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              thinly sliced beef mouth

              I’ve never heard of “beef mouth” as a cut of meat. What meat is it from? Tongue, cheek, etc…

              I love beef cheek if it’s cooked right. Low and slow.

              • MacN'Cheezus
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                011 days ago

                And I’m not super familiar with cuts of the head but it’s gotta be check because tongue would be a different word.

                • @irreticent
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                  011 days ago

                  It could be lips, also. I have seen beef lips in one of my local carnecerias (Mexican meat market).

        • @[email protected]
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          410 days ago

          The recipe you’ve linked has more than two ingredients. To say that it’s ‘mayo on sliced sausage’ is misleading. We Germans are a smidgen more sophisticated than that.

          • MacN'Cheezus
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            110 days ago

            The onions are optional (frankly never heard of it being used Fleischsalad although it could give it a nice bite), pickle juice and sugar is just used flavor the mayo, salt and pepper to taste is standard for pretty much anything savory. The only REAL other ingredient here are the pickles.

            So yes, Mr. German Police, you’re technically correct (of course), but I will count this as an off by one since you COULD just put the sausage, pickles, and mayo together and already have a decent approximation of the dish.

            • @[email protected]
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              110 days ago

              I’m off by one, you’re off by one - shall we split the difference and I’ll overlook that even being merely technically correct I’m still closer than you, who’s both technically and objectively incorrect?

              C’mon, no cop is going to give you that deal.

              • MacN'Cheezus
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                110 days ago

                People like you are literally the reason I don’t live in Germany anymore.

                You sound like the kind of person who’d chew out his neighbor if their kids make as much as a peep during Mittagsruhe but start mowing the lawn at 7am simply because it’s legal.

                • @[email protected]
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                  110 days ago

                  Wow, you have even less of a sense of humour than the average German.

                  Enjoy your two-ingredient Fleischsalat.

      • Blyfh
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        311 days ago

        Yeah, I don’t get that one either. As a German I’ve seen plenty of “Nudelsalate” which have pasta and mayonnaise.

    • @marcos
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      111 days ago

      That second one is absolutely disgusting.

      It’s not a reason to get mad, though.

  • Blyfh
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    2111 days ago

    Wait till you find out about world music

  • Todd Bonzalez
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    Waiter: “…served with a country-style…”

    Me: “What country?”

  • @Alteon
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    1211 days ago

    Okay. I hate any music that references all of the following pandering terms: trucks, boots, whiskey, blue jeans, dirt, drinkin’, beer, and. “back roads”.

    If you removed the lyrics from almost every modern US “Country” song, they wouldn’t be so bad, by holy shit…it’s like you can’t have a country song without whiskey and blue jeans sung in an overdone Kentucky or Mid-Western accent. It’s essentially fan service for country boys and girls. Half of those singers haven’t touched so much as a rake in their entire lives and for some reason people make this genre their entire fucking identity.

    • @rockSlayer
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      1211 days ago

      Stadium country is garbage. Dark country and folk music actually does interesting things with those terms.

      • @captainlezbian
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        1311 days ago

        Folk makes you feel things. Mostly rage at the capital holding class, but that’s a thing you can feel

        • Bo7a
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          Folk makes you feel things. Mostly rage at the capital holding class, but that’s a thing you can should feel.

        • @Duamerthrax
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          511 days ago

          I think that’s the only thing I can feel anymore.

          • @captainlezbian
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            511 days ago

            Build community. Rage against the rich is valuable, Lucy Parsons wasn’t wrong about them, but revolution without love of your comrades never goes well. It’s important to have things to be angry for instead of just about.

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      110 days ago

      my favourite country songs remain those featured in fallout: new vegas, they’re so brilliantly atmospheric.

      I generally don’t cry but i can just put on “in the shadow of the valley” to cry on demand, i’m swedish as fuck and yet that song instantly makes me nostalgic for some southern ranch i’ve never seen