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Loads of Veggies and Massive Salad
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HangingDitch · 08/12/2021 22:29

I find people saying they had “loads of veggies” or “massive salad” with their meal irrationally irritating. Not the fact they had vegetables or a salad, just the phrases.

I am being unreasonable, aren’t I?

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ScottChegg · 09/12/2021 08:51

You lot would have loved my ex dh. For reasons inexplicable he, supposedly a full grown adult, would go through phases of shortening random food related words. So sausages would come "saussies", burgers - "burgies", spaghetti - "ghetti" etc 😬

Just another one of many reasons I fantasised about burying him under the patio. I'd actually forgotten this one until now.

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Youngatheart00 · 09/12/2021 08:52

Isn’t there a cookbook called “a pinch of nom”?!! shudders Confused

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MazzleDazzle · 09/12/2021 08:52

YANBU!

The one that gets me:

spuds - usually chucked or bunged in the oven.

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ErrolTheDragon · 09/12/2021 08:55

I find 'massive salad' particularly annoying. It's the word 'massive'.

Part of what makes it inappropriate is the connotation of heavy solidity. The mass of a voluminous pile of leaves isn't great. A salad can only be massive if it is weighed down with cheese, nuts etc.

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hotmeatymilk · 09/12/2021 08:56

When posters talk about 'good' bread, butter, chocolate, etc, I just take it as a stealth boast, I reckon it just means 'expensive'.
Haha. My dad actually says “expensive bread, butter, chocolate, etc” Grin

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IntermittentParps · 09/12/2021 08:58

@ErrolTheDragon

I find 'massive salad' particularly annoying. It's the word 'massive'.

Part of what makes it inappropriate is the connotation of heavy solidity. The mass of a voluminous pile of leaves isn't great. A salad can only be massive if it is weighed down with cheese, nuts etc.

I hadn't thought about the connotation of heavy solidity Grin but you are right.
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Thewiseoneincognito · 09/12/2021 08:58

Grub
Tommy K
Scran
Veggies
Meal (in place of dinner)

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ShrinkingViolet9 · 09/12/2021 08:58

@TatianaBis

I hate:

‘Veg/veggies’
‘Roasties’
‘Steak dinner’
‘Plate up’

Was about to mention "plate up" used in domestic settings - which sets my teeth on edge.

Whatever happened to "dish up"?
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GnomeDePlume · 09/12/2021 08:58

an arbitrary salad

Is that the few leaves and a tomato found next to a burger etc in a pub meal?

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Sparklingbrook · 09/12/2021 09:00

@diddl that could have been it. Maybe I am misremembering the not massive salad. Grin
Nowadays though I wouldn't eat a baked potato and pizza though that would be madness!
It was acceptable in the 80s, a good pre clubbing meal.

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HunterHearstHelmsley · 09/12/2021 09:00

It makes me irrationally cross when people say "all the trimmings" and "lashings of gravy". I have no idea why!

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Sparklingbrook · 09/12/2021 09:00

@GnomeDePlume

an arbitrary salad

Is that the few leaves and a tomato found next to a burger etc in a pub meal?

Isn't that 'garnish'-I never eat that. Blush Grin
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Sparklingbrook · 09/12/2021 09:02

Was about to mention "plate up" used in domestic settings - which sets my teeth on edge

Me too, sort of reminiscent of mass catering like school dinners or prisons or something. We say 'dish up' too.

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MrsGusset · 09/12/2021 09:02

YANBU. Annoying MN stock phrases and culinary virtue signalling.

And let us never forget giving the children “unlimited access to the fruit bowl.”

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Tulipomania · 09/12/2021 09:03

I have to confess that when I send the DC to pick up some food we need at the supermarket e.g. sausages I tell them to buy the most expensive ones!

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Cocogreen · 09/12/2021 09:05

@Luzina

It’s annoying because it’s virtue signalling

This.
I don't care how many vegetables anyone eats daily and boasting about their total is frankly odd to me.
People's children on MN also seem to regularly gorge on fruit which is also a tedious boast.
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BiBabbles · 09/12/2021 09:05

As others said, it can be annoying when it's part of people going on and on about healthy they are.

I don't mind it when it's being used more generally - like when I was talking to a nurse practitioner about my nutritional deficiencies, particularly with folate, she talked about how some find it helpful to have a 'massive salad' a day - didn't mind that at all, it wasn't about her or even a specific recommendation to me. I assume she was just trying to come across as relaxed while emphasising large portion of certain foods over just adding a bit on the side, maybe on the hope of the more realistic meeting in the middle of just a salad.

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ShrinkingViolet9 · 09/12/2021 09:08

give your head a wobble

...just as grating as "massive salad" and "hand cut chips".

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hotmeatymilk · 09/12/2021 09:08

Ha, I always eat the pub garnish salad. It’s also how DP makes salad though and it’s enormously irritating – I’ll picture dinner as, say, a burger and chips on half the plate, the rest of the plate a pile of salad (is “a pile of” better than “massive”?), with the rest of the meat frozen for another meal.

Regardless of meat pack size, DP will use 90% of it on two burgers best suited for a wolverine with a tapeworm, clingfilm 10% of it – enough for a Borrower to use as a volleyball – and give me a tablespoon of salad garnish: thinly sliced cucumber with each slice cut into 9 pieces, cherry tomatoes cut into 8ths, a single sad tail of rocket stirred in. Then a sad sprinkling of chips also as a garnish, as though McCain’s were as rare and expensive as strands of saffron. Baffling.

Sorry, veered off into a “DP’s salad” therapy session instead of the topic at hand.

I hate the word “dessert”.

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Watercoloursky · 09/12/2021 09:08

@hotmeatymilk

When posters talk about 'good' bread, butter, chocolate, etc, I just take it as a stealth boast, I reckon it just means 'expensive'.
Haha. My dad actually says “expensive bread, butter, chocolate, etc” Grin

Haha! At least that's more honest Grin
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ErrolTheDragon · 09/12/2021 09:09

@Tulipomania

I have to confess that when I send the DC to pick up some food we need at the supermarket e.g. sausages I tell them to buy the most expensive ones!

That's a rational enough shortcut if you're delegating to someone who may not read the labels properly. In the case of something like sausages, cheap ones are very likely to have inferior ingredients in terms of both nutritional content and welfare standards.
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Sparklingbrook · 09/12/2021 09:09

Oh yes 'give your head a wobble' is very grating as is all the well if that's all you have to worry about etc...

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Bloodypunkrockers · 09/12/2021 09:09

@RockinHorseShit

If that's all you have to get wound up about, think yourself lucky & give your head a wobble.

Though the way you put it, it sounds like you have wannabe failing health freaks in your circle, who over compensate their lack of good healthy food choices, with use of "loads" & "massive" to make themselves look better than they feel about themselves & that is a bit gag worthy

& a good salad would be filling & healthy. Mine would have roast salmon & baby new potatoes, with lots of variety on leaves etc, I'd eat that every day if I could. I'd never feel the need to announce it as a "massive salad" though, that sounds a bit daft, but I couldn't get wound up about it unless coming from someone who is usually a showy dickhead, but that's on them, rather than the phrasing

The OP and most of the other people on this thread are perfectly capable of thinking about more than one thing at a time

But if it made you feel better to be so sneery and sneak in a head wobble reference, good for you
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Lima1 · 09/12/2021 09:12

@RobertaFirmino - sorry but all chocolate is not good! Cadburys chocolate is muck . I love Lindt.

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RockinHorseShit · 09/12/2021 09:15

The OP and most of the other people on this thread are perfectly capable of thinking about more than one thing at a time

But if it made you feel better to be so sneery and sneak in a head wobble reference, good for you

Oh to be so triggered by that Grin seems you'd benefit from a lie down

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