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'Freedom fries' are no more

  1. Aug 2, 2006 #1
    Now our more obese representatives can go back to eating the nonpolitical 'French fries' (though the trans-unsaturated fats remain unchanged):

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060802/od_afp/afplifestyleusiraq_060802203314

    In retrospect, that was rather absurd... :uhh:
     
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  3. Aug 2, 2006 #2
    i think i will keep freedom kissing though :tongue: :!!)
     
  4. Aug 2, 2006 #3

    Pythagorean

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    politics doesn't make sense to me :/
     
  5. Aug 2, 2006 #4

    JamesU

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    ummmm......
     
  6. Aug 2, 2006 #5

    Pengwuino

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    shut up yomamma

    I also enjoyed freedom kissing and freedom mustard. The way Americans eat fries... why the hell should we call it french fries in the first place? I think at some point, you can take over a name out of pure massive inputs of food.
     
  7. Aug 2, 2006 #6

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    In England we call them by the propper name (chips) i know thats what you Yanks call crisps, but you guys are so mixed up, i mean, trunk, fany,
    hood.
     
  8. Aug 2, 2006 #7

    Mk

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    "Politics is for the moment, however and equation is for eternity."
    -The big AE
     
  9. Aug 3, 2006 #8
    I dont even know why they are called 'french frys' they were invented in Belgium!
     
  10. Aug 3, 2006 #9
    Lol whats a trunk over there? the boot?
     
  11. Aug 3, 2006 #10

    Pengwuino

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    At least they are fried:blushing:
     
  12. Aug 3, 2006 #11

    J77

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    I doubt the French care much - they have much more class.
     
  13. Aug 3, 2006 #12
    Politics doesn't make sense to politicians(politics is another way of saying strategic lying, or diplomacy) If you know anything about it, then you know the more you know the less you really know. Try asking a politicain an awkward question and you'll see what I mean :smile:
     
  14. Aug 3, 2006 #13
    In Europe the US managed to completely ridicule themselves over this. The reason they are called French fries is because they are frenched, i.e. 'to cut into lengthwise pieces'. You probably know 'frenched beans'. Not only was the US displaying an archaic 19th century jingoistic attitude, they didn't even get it right!

    And yes, they are Belgian! Fries are a national thing here. The most common fast food place here is the "frietkot", literally a shack or trailer where you can by fries with all manner of sauces(like mayonaise, ketchup, cocktail...), and usually a variety of fried meat as well.
     
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  15. Aug 3, 2006 #14

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    As long as it's mayonaisse :tongue:
     
  16. Aug 3, 2006 #15
    Just to be clear : French Fries are BELGIAN.

    marlon
     
  17. Aug 3, 2006 #16
    Calm down!!! :) go get yourself some lekker vlams friets mjn mucker
     
  18. Aug 3, 2006 #17

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    You Belgians... :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  19. Aug 3, 2006 #18
    I am a potato Nazzi and I say without fear of reproach that chips thickly cut and fried in animal fat(or vegeatbale oil if your worried about your arteries) to a golden brown are infinitely more tastey than cardboard fries from anywhere in the world, but then I would say that I'm English, and besides if you don't agree with me I'll invade your country with English restaurants that only serve chips and fish.:smile:
     
  20. Aug 3, 2006 #19
    What you Brits don't get is that

    a) You cut your fries THIN
    b) You boil them TWICE in oil, just doing it once makes them soggy
    c) You do NOT serve them with fish!!

    :wink:
     
  21. Aug 3, 2006 #20

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    That's interesting. That type of cut is called a "julienne" cut. How on earth did anyone ever come to call it "Frenched?"
     
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