April 27th, 2009

Crow: Croe

The Exceedingly Proper Quiz

I promised a quiz! Here's the test for your knowledge of exceedingly proper English serving jargon. All info taken from the 1685 reference cited last time. Bon apetit!


Poll #1391107 Archaic Culinary Terminology (ACT)

What is the term for serving a trout?

"splat"
2(15.4%)
"culpon"
7(53.8%)
"fin"
4(30.8%)
"splish-splash"
0(0.0%)

Which of the following would you "transon"?

an eel
8(61.5%)
a flounder
5(38.5%)
a walrus
0(0.0%)
...isn't that the window thing over a door?
0(0.0%)

Which of the following real terms sounds most like Dr. Seuss?

"splat that pike"
3(23.1%)
"fin that chivin"
6(46.2%)
"barb that lobster"
2(15.4%)
"mince that plover"
2(15.4%)

Which of the following terms would you be most horrified to encounter when reading erotica?

"break that deer"
3(23.1%)
"display that crane"
1(7.7%)
"splay that bream"
6(46.2%)
"tame that crab"
3(23.1%)

Which of the following is not a real word?

"frust"
0(0.0%)
"undertranche"
9(75.0%)
"culpon"
1(8.3%)
None of these things are real words! I checked the dictionary!
2(16.7%)