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Potato farmers rally: want "couch potato" out of dictionary

 
 
Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 03:39 am
If they seriously believe that the horrendous rate of potato consumption in society is likely to significantly decline in the near term due to a mental association with lazy viewers of the tee-vee, then i suggest they seek professional psychiatric help.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 03:55 am
No, no, no! They want to have a more positive image, god bless them! Razz
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 06:22 am
I could not possibly love potatoes more than i do now . . .
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 06:27 am
I know what you mean, Setanta ... I am totally addicted, too! I wonder if this has something to do with coming from a long line of peasant ancestors?


What's your favourite way of cooking potatoes?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 06:31 am
I prefer either mashed or boiled (the latter i simply mash myself on the plate), which i then slather with far more butter than my arteries need.

Chips are OK, but only really good if you get them fresh and hot. I prefer "real" chips, and not those flash-frozen, sugar-coated things the serve in fast food restaurants.

I also make a truly wonderful potato soup, Boss. It would be great if eBeth and i could drop by and make some up for you.

I don't know if my Irish heritage makes this so, but if it is true, that likely explains it for you as well, you Ukrainian witch, you . . .
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 06:44 am
Laughing

I think that's the first time I've ever been called a Ukrainian witch, Setanta! I rather like that! Laughing

Yep, potatoes steamed or boiled with butter really does the trick! Very Happy

I have another way, too, discovered by reading Barbara Kafka's microwave gourmet books some time ago: new baby potatoes tossed with just a little olive oil & lots & lots of garlic. Cooked on high in the microwave (if you don't have an objection to this form of cooking!) for 10 minutes. Trust me, it's BLISS! Oh Yum! Very Happy
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 06:46 am
Stop it, yer killin' me . . . that sounds heavenly.

If i recall correctly, weren't you the originator of or in a discussion about the Ukraine which digressed into a discussion of witches?
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msolga
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 06:57 am
I merely started a discussion about Ukrainian ancestors, Set. I discovered that farmerman & I had something in common! Very Happy Neither of us are "true blue"/living the heritage Ukrainians though... it'a ancestry. But no, I don't think the discussion digressed into witches ... not that I'd have minded! Laughing


The microwave garlicky dish I described is SO easy-peasy! Try it, Setanta! About ten cloves of smashed garlic, a tablespoon of oil & some baby potaloes with skins on. A bit of salt, if you're allowed. Toss the lot & put in a container with lid that can cope with the microwave. Easiest & most delicious potato dish I know! Very Happy
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 10:21 am
msolga wrote:
How about "couch cabbage"?

That should have those poor Poles and Ukrainians up in arms...
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 10:23 am
Couch pudding is a wonderfully descriptive visual ... but a bit messy.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 10:32 am
Say Miss Olga, do you know if your ancestors were Old Believers?
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farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 11:18 am
Katuffleh, Vaat Beeoootifuul muuseek dey make. Ve are fery fond off Katufelns mit onionss friieeed.

Dee sunn ees feerrry bright toodayy , II Muss crowll back Intoo my cofeeen.
Dank you fery much .
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 11:29 am
Couch cartoffles?
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sun 26 Jun, 2005 12:42 pm
I say "PoTaaTo"...

...so let's call the Calling Off, off.
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nimh
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jun, 2005 03:44 am
"Couch bag" would be a vegetably neutral alternative..
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jun, 2005 03:49 am
Screw those farmers . . . what a waste of time . . . if they don't like the term "couch potato," they can go pound salt . . .
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nimh
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jun, 2005 04:02 am
"you're nothin' but a pound of couch salt!"
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nimh
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jun, 2005 04:02 am
but then the saltminers might protest...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jun, 2005 04:07 am
Screw them saltminers ! ! !


(Damn, we're gonna be busy screwing everyone.)
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nimh
 
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Reply Mon 27 Jun, 2005 04:11 am
Can we include some, you know, less masculine professions among those we're gonna screw? Like, I dunno ... <picks random example> models?
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