Home > Lifestyle > Food > News
Thursday May 22, 2014 MYT 8:45:00 AM
Thursday May 22, 2014 MYT 9:10:54 AM
Merriam-Webster includes these new food terms into its list.
It’s taken a while for editors at Merriam-Webster dictionary to legitimise it, but the Frankenstein-ish, cannibalising American holiday dish that stuffs a boneless chicken into a boneless duck into a boneless turkey has finally been recognised as a real word. (Watch the video below on how the dish is constructed.)
In addition to “turducken”, other food terms admitted into the 2014 edition of the US dictionary include “pho”, a popular Vietnamese dish of rice noodles in a savoury broth, and “poutine”, a French-Canadian dish that covers fries with cheese curds and smothers the whole lot in hot gravy.
In March, the new food-related words admitted into the Oxford English Dictionary included the “Coney dog” (a hot dog topped with bean-less meat chili, diced white onions and a squirt of yellow mustard), and a slew of derivatives of the word honey (“honey mustard,” “honey-roasted”, “honey-sweetened” etc).
Merriam-Webster is hosting a conversation about this year’s new word inductees on Twitter with the hashtag (incidentally also a 2014 inductee) #MW2014NewWords. – AFP Relaxnews
Tags / Keywords:
Lifestyle, Merriam Webster dictionary, new food terms, pho, poutine, turducken
Webster's Dictionary adds 'selfie,' 'tweep,' 'turducken'
Love ’em or hate ’em: Americans react to Canadian snack foods
Fun with words and TV trivia
Americans react to Canadian snack foods in viral video
New Scrabble dictionary picks up the language of the millennials
The Apartment Downtown and its appealing fusion of flavours
Authors to share tips at talks
Fashion brand’s grand opening in Sabah a huge success
Desert art: Making a forest of cars
Vote for your preferred nasi lemak eatery or vendor from 24 nominees
Miley Cyrus rocks her legs in new advertisement
The trials and tribulations of Sarajevo are being replaced with good tidings
Late Lavezzi goal sends champions PSG to the top
Looking to fund your business? Ask your classmates
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)