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To wonder WTF 'artisan' is supposed to mean and think it's the epitome of ponciness?!

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WhizzerAndChips Sun 16-Jun-13 21:31:15

I keep seeing and hearing the word 'artisan' being bandied about lately.
Someone on FB is making 'artisan' biscuits. A shop in town sells artisan bread rolls.
the more I type it the less it looks like a real word
AIBU to think it's just the new trendy, arty farty word for pretty things?!

mrsjay Mon 17-Jun-13 17:23:22

Well, I ask dh to buy stuff on the market for tea! Is that the same thing??

yes just go with it

Crikeyblimey Mon 17-Jun-13 17:23:52

In all seriousness, I thought artisanal was when a product was made on site from scratch (eg the baker actually baking bread, not just finishing off some bought in dough)???

SirChenjin Mon 17-Jun-13 17:24:23

Yep, supper is just dinner/tea by another name grin

Crikeyblimey Mon 17-Jun-13 17:24:55

Ooh goody MrsJ - I shall be poncy in my own supper time then smile

TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 17-Jun-13 17:25:12

I thought of this thread today when I saw some artisan water for sale in waitrose....

Crikeyblimey Mon 17-Jun-13 17:26:49

Artisan WATER??? Wtf??? Is it water that has been "passed" by the quality dept?

mrsjay Mon 17-Jun-13 17:27:15

I thought of this thread today when I saw some artisan water for sale in waitrose....

EH what no way really water confused

TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 17-Jun-13 17:28:21

Really really! Lovely little bottle with a nice picture of a flower on it, but that's about all the distinguishing features!

mrsjay Mon 17-Jun-13 17:31:49

do you think it is freshly collected dew water grin

OH i was in a sainsburys in cardiff (or bristol cant quite remember) a few years ago and their own bottled water was the same water that I get out my tap disguised as mountain something or other water grin

ubik Mon 17-Jun-13 17:47:46

do you remember this? so funny

ubik Mon 17-Jun-13 17:49:11

And it has Morten Harkett in it

WilsonFrickett Mon 17-Jun-13 17:58:04

Artisan turns into a really weird word when you read 136 posts of it...

But completely agree, tis only ever used by people who have 'suppah'.

Massive twats, in other words.

SirChenjin Mon 17-Jun-13 18:25:44

Love that clip! Why is Morten Harkett in it though? confused

Finallygotaroundtoit Mon 17-Jun-13 18:42:15

There is a fab French & Saunders scetch about 2 cleaners in the country cottage retreat of a rich socialite.

They laugh about her ridiculously expensive T shirt and Knickers and how she turns discarded farm implements into gifts.

She won't have PG Tips or white sugar in the cottage and her 4x4 gets a tow from their mini.

She would call them Artisans for sure grin

Can't find sketch anyware

SirChenjin Mon 17-Jun-13 19:08:35

Is it this one Finally?

On a slightly more blush level, I worked as a chambermaid as a student, and this is EXACTLY what we were like blush blush

SirChenjin Mon 17-Jun-13 19:10:17

Well, maybe a slight exaggeration grin

Finallygotaroundtoit Mon 17-Jun-13 20:22:45

That's it Chen!

White bread is OK if it's French and shaped like a penis grin

Anyone for a pair of Artisan Clarks?

ArtisanLentilWeaver Tue 18-Jun-13 09:48:18

An Artisan salt collection with a terribly angry dolphin logo.

My mum had shoes like those Finallygotaroundtoit and a matching handbag and hat for weddings or smart. The leather hand nibbled and crafted by artisan shoe elves, of course. and not from M&S

ariadneoliver Tue 18-Jun-13 11:10:44

Fine Vines Artisanal Ketchup is more than a condiment ... it's a lifestyle! hmm

LaughingLen Tue 18-Jun-13 12:42:20

Even Argos are in on the act, watch out Artisans you'll end up as a polypropylene rug

imademarion Tue 18-Jun-13 14:43:29

Another annoying word - 'heirloom' used about tomatoes and fucking beans! Mainly by American food bloggers , but creeping over here...

WilsonFrickett Tue 18-Jun-13 15:38:03

Yes! Heirloom! Don't leave me a sack of bloody potatoes in your will mother!

I was in an actually not poncey though a tad lentil-weavery restaurant and they had heirloom potatoes on the menu, my friend said 'what's those then?' and the waiter said 'they're old.' To which my friend of course replied, 'well, I'd like some fresh ones please.' grin

ariadneoliver Tue 18-Jun-13 16:01:30

Actually heirloom I can deal with, it indicates (or should) that the vegetable is grown from traditional variety of seed rather than a modern cross bred variety grown to look good but little else.

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