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Sloppy Joes and Poo-Poo Platters — Corrupting Our Children?

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The world can be a strange place to kids.There are many ways that the world steers them down the wrong path, but should parents be leery of the names of foods? Here’s a little fun way to look at it!

The real answer is probably no. but  the kids could be getting the wrong message if you consider what we call certain items on our dining room tables. At least according to humorist Mark Miller.

With a sense of humor, Miller has created a fictitious organization known as the National Food Messaging Foundation.  The Foundation has released a list of the Top Ten Offensive Food Names. The “list” is amusing.

The offensive food names Miller mentioned include:

Sloppy Joes — “Sends the message that messy is okay. We suggest changing the food to Neat Joes.”
Deviled Eggs — “Do we really want to name an innocent egg item after Satan? Should obviously be Angeled Eggs.”
Dirty Rice — “The last thing we want to do is promote filth, especially among our precious children. Change to Clean Rice at once.”
Licorice — “Obviously, we want to avoid any food item beginning with the ‘Lick’ word. Change to Respectorice.”
Poo-Poo Platter — “Just because it’s from another country, in this case China, doesn’t mean it has the right to appear on a menu in America to influence our children. Change to Fun Fun Platter.”
Lazy Susan– “Even the tableware upon which the food is served is sending out the wrong message. Change to Industrious Susan.”

 

What other food names could be corrupting our nation’s kids?

[Huffington Post]

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