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Tue, 02/17/2009 - 01:44 by Ananth in response to incorrect bread anatomy

Everyone hears something during childhood that follows them far later into life than is strictly reasonable, and that something is always pretty embarrassing when it comes out. This was obviously one of mine (until a week ago) ... another one was mispronouncing "h'or doeuvres" (I used to pronounce it "hors devors"). A friend's father told her that the hazard lights switch in the car was the eject seat, and she believed it until she was in high school. I grew up eating my french toast with ketchup, and I didn't realize that was unusual till high school either. 

(Try the french toast with ketchup, by the way. Yuko and Conrad will attest, it is surprisingly good.)

(Also, I wanted to link to The Meek, a gorgeously drawn and lushly colored comic by Yuko's pal Der-shing Helmer - you've got to see it to believe it. Just, ah, don't see it at work! It may be NSFW, depending on where you are.)


That's right

Comment by George Rohac (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 01:54

Bread butt is absolutely proper.

You shouldn't be ashamed.


Comment by Aido Tue, 02/17/2009 - 02:13


but bread

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Sun, 03/11/2012 - 23:28

good one man

It is a knobby end according

Comment by Emilie (not verified) Wed, 06/17/2009 - 17:05

It is a knobby end according to my family.


Comment by WillNobilis (not verified) Thu, 12/03/2009 - 17:45

That is what I grew up calling it. My son will be taught the same thing once he is old enough to want bread. >:D

On Bread Butts

Comment by Kerokapala (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 02:26

Hey, Bread Butt is a perfectly viable answer. Apparently it gets called all kinds of things. I'm preferential to the "Bread Ear" myself.

 I have heard ears of corn

Comment by Ananth Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:16

 I have heard ears of corn but never bread! Interesting!

Haha, that's hilarious!

Comment by Eto-Jess (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 02:44

Haha, that's hilarious! XD
It's okay Ananth, we call it the bread butt too.

I can't remember her full name, but in 2nd grade my teacher was Ms. rather than Miss or Mrs. When I asked her what it meant, I spent the next ten years thinking it meant "none of your business."

 Hahahaa!  That's so mean!

Comment by Aido Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:30

 Hahahaa!  That's so mean! XD

Silly things we say:

Comment by yrael (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 03:15

There are stairs from my parent's bedroom to the garage, so my family, when asking for something from it, will ask "please get blahblah from downstairs" or "whatever you're looking for, I think it's downstairs."

My friends look at me like I'm crazy referring to the garage as a "downstairs."

It's got 3 steps! That's a viable stairs! .....right?


Comment by Mr P (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 03:59

Technically they are stairs, no matter how lame the 3 stairs are.

French Toast and Ketchup

Comment by kitsy (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 03:34

This is... just french toast .... fried egged bread without the syrup, right? With ketchup?

BTW... is eating eggs, scrambled or fried, with ketchup strange? It's something I've always done and have been surprised to find that it is. in fact, not so common. o_o;; Or artichokes with ketchup and mayo mixed? Or broccoli with mayo and shoyu mixed?

*boggles the mind*

Not weird at all

Comment by Burning Fool (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 04:17

I don't know about the other stuff, but I grew up eating eggs with ketchup. And the occasional bit of maple syrup. Mmmmm...


Comment by Astrid (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 08:16

Imo it's not strange, scrambled eggs are lovely with tomatokethup. I don't know if everyone here knows curry kethcup? it's well known here in the Netherlands. I'm used to putting it on my pancakes. It's delicious, and i've got a lot of people on my camp on that now, but I've had to convince them. At first they all just looked like this ---> O_o

On the bread butt subject, here we call that piece of the loaf "het kontje" which roughly translates into "the little butt" so it's perfectly fine calling it that!!!


Curry ketchup sounds

Comment by Aido Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:27

Curry ketchup sounds amazing.  *_*  I've never heard of it, but I am now making it a personal goal to eat it.

Hahaha, that's so cute! XD  I love cultural idioms.

Curry Ketchup

Comment by kitsy (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 13:54

I think the closest I've had is at a frijts cafe in San Francisco? Is it curry powder mixed into tomato ketchup?

Curry Ketchup

Comment by Astrid (not verified) Wed, 02/18/2009 - 05:42

Hey, yeah I looked it up, cuz I wasn't sure, but the base is tomatoketchup, with curry, salt and herbs, so it's kinda spicy, which is why i love it :D


Comment by Astrid (not verified) Wed, 02/18/2009 - 05:46

I also just read on the internets that it's commonly eaten here in the Netherlands, and also in Belgium and Germany (where it's called "Curry Gewurz", immer toll :P) but maybe San Fransisco's discovered it as well :D

Go try it everyone!!!

I've seen curry ketchup here

Comment by Nik (not verified) Wed, 02/18/2009 - 15:38

I've seen curry ketchup here in the US at the bigger stores (Meijer here in michigan) in the german part of the international foods aisle. I know I tried it in Germany and really liked it, but I don't use ketchup enough to bother getting the curry ketchup here to see if it's the same. Not that expensive though, so maybe next time I'm at the store...

Happens a lot in the South.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 02/18/2009 - 01:48

Happens a lot in the South. Tobasco sauce on eggs (or anything) is quite common too.

Huevos Rancheros (?)

Comment by Ellie (not verified) Wed, 02/18/2009 - 19:56

For the very fist time this morning, I had scrambled eggs with salsa on top, which I guess is kind of like ketchup (or spicy curry ketchup for that matter). It was muy caliente y delicioso! I highly recommend it.

My dad, (from New Jersey)

Comment by schwal (not verified) Tue, 06/16/2009 - 01:54

My dad, (from New Jersey) always had ketchup with his scrambled eggs. the summer after his junior year in high school, he went to a summer program at the Colorado school of mines. everything went smoothly for a week, then one day they were served scrambled eggs for breakfast. my dad asked where the ketchup was. after a silence, he said forget it, and started eating the eggs. overcoming their initial shock the other students went to the kitchen to get some ketchup just to see him eat it with eggs.

Personally, I think it's disgusting, but I rarely use ketchup at all.

speaking of parents lying to their kids...

Comment by w1ng740 (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 03:35

My mother of Asian origins was really full of it now that I think back:

1. When I was a kid she told me not to put any limbs out the car window during a drive or else a crazy motercycle axeman will come and chop it off

2. She also told me not to step on bugs because the bugs' mothers will come and eat me

3. And once she told me (while I was eating a beef bowl) that cows are able to sense when they are going to be killed so right when they are about to die, they shed tears and poison their own flesh with sorrow....

It is to be noted that she is a vegetarian but also I am quite surprised that I turned out...normal. Other than these white lies, she's a okay mom.

Your mom sounds like my

Comment by Ingrid (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 08:52

Your mom sounds like my Asian grandmother. She told me a lot of crazy things like the bug's mom thing and something similar to the limbs out the window thing, although she just said we'd go so fast the window would chop it off itself, didn't say anything about an axeman XD

The story that sticks out the most though was that I was born a boy but I ran too fast when I was little and it fell didn't help that in all my baby pictures up until about the age of 3 I looked like a boy because it took a while for my hair to come in.

 Oh my god your parents!!

Comment by Ananth Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:17

 Oh my god your parents!! I'm scared for your younger selves!

wauw so i'm not alone about

Comment by w1ng740 (not verified) Thu, 02/19/2009 - 15:11

wauw so i'm not alone about the bug thing...also, you're a girl right??

Wait, what?

Comment by Mr P (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 03:56

Hold the phone, you're trying to tell me that I've been messing it up all these years? I call it a bread butt too!

Mmmm, french toast.

I also call it "the butt"

Comment by Jaki (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 04:58

I also call it "the butt"

 Forgive me if I am wrong

Comment by Ananth Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:18

 Forgive me if I am wrong Jaki but I postulate that you call everything "the butt"


Comment by Aido Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:27

I second this insinuation. 

nothing wrong with ketchup or bread butt

Comment by filthwizard (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 06:44

in the uk we eat frech toast as a savoury rather than sweet, ketchup too sweet for me you shoulkd try brown sauce. and thank you, all my family now think im a nutter for calling it bread butt this morning and giggled.

don't feel bad...

Comment by Sockpuppett (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 07:56

I used to say diabetes the way my parents do - but they're foreign. Dea/bet/oos. And I get picked on a lot because I'm still afraid of the vacuum because my mom said it would eat me O.o

 Actually, my mom said this

Comment by Ananth Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:18

 Actually, my mom said this to me too! But in her defense, it was so I would stop trying to ride it around while she was cleaning. 

My mom said . . .

Comment by Mel (not verified) Wed, 02/18/2009 - 00:33

My mother used to say the same thing about the vacuum, too (I used to run around in front of it when she was cleaning). Then one day it ACTUALLY HAPPENED. The next thing I knew, I was on the floor, and the vacuum swallowed everything from the knee down on my left leg. By the time my parents shut it off and pulled my leg out, it had burned and ripped off the majority of the skin of my foot. I couldn't wear shoes for a week; I had to walk around town in slippers. T_T

To make the story even better, when I was in ninth grade, we had to write a story about a scar for English class as a contest. I never heard the end of it after the teacher read my story aloud (she said it was just too funny). I won the contest, although it wasn't much of a consolation.

My family all calls the heel

Comment by Boots (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 08:03

My family all calls the heel the skorca. I have no idea if that's actually how you spell it. Huzza hor Polish grandparents!

 Skorca is an awesome

Comment by Ananth Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:19

 Skorca is an awesome word! 


Comment by Brynn (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 08:03

Holy crap, my dad told me the same thing about the hazard lights! Except it was a self-destruct button. And I didn't figure out the truth until my first driver's ed lesson. >.> <.<

I never had a name for the

Comment by Joe (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 08:27

I never had a name for the endpieces. I didn't know there WAS a name for them. I just always refer to them as "the cruddy pieces that nobody wants."
I still don't know where the Hazard lights are in my car. I should probably get on that.

 It is the button with the

Comment by Ananth Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:20

 It is the button with the triangles nested inside of each other! 


Comment by Joe (not verified) Wed, 02/18/2009 - 16:13

I thought that was it, but I wasn't sure.
I didn't want to push it and have the steering wheel pop off in my hands.
They may not have done much in the way of vacuums and bread, but my parents had a weird way of making me afraid to push buttons.


Comment by Lexxy (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 08:40

I grew up knowing it was called the heel, but I call it the bread butt anyway. It just makes more sense!

...And it's funnier.

tis true

Comment by kyle (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 08:42

im a cook and i still call it the butt i dont care its bread and it will always be the butt. 2nd really ketchup i mean i put it on my mac and cheese (home made not craft) but on french toast? i wont try it cuz i like my french toast to much to mess with it but meh to each thier own. and third I WISH it was the eject seat that would be awsome


Comment by Ashiru (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 09:35

Sorry Ananth, but I'm pretty sure everyone I know calls it the heel. I don't think I've heard it called anything other than that till now, lol.

Noooooooo see the thing is I

Comment by Ananth Tue, 02/17/2009 - 11:21

Noooooooo see the thing is I think you're right. I think everyone else is just trying to make me feel better ... 


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Comment by Pete (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 09:36


You should probably just delete the last 2 of these.

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Comment by John Kelly (not verified) Tue, 02/17/2009 - 09:50

I've been referring to it as the "Bread Elbow" for a while now, I remember calling it the "Heel" at some point, but it's just slipped my mind.

Kind of like the mystery of the tri-corner bread last year, the one with THREE ELBOWS!