Have you ever thought about all the foods you loved as a kid and what they were called? Like when I was a kid, my mom used to make us “Johnny Cakes”. “Johnny cakes” had absolutely nothing to do with anyone named Johnny and they weren’t even cakes. It was fried bread dough that we ate with hot chocolate for breakfast. It’s delicious! I still crave it sometimes and ask my mom to make us some whenever I remember.
And now thanks to a viral Twitter thread that started with a tweet by @HelloCullen, we can now also talk about the names other people had for foods they ate while growing up.
“Nothing worse than sleeping at a friend's house and their family has some weird ass thing like calling spaghetti "Billy Dinner". Imagine being in this scenario. Like, what do you do? Should you also start calling spaghetti “billy dinner” out of respect? I can’t even say it while trying to keep a straight face. Spaghetti is spaghetti, people!
Some of the names and recipes on the Twitter thread are even less explainable than my "Johnny Cakes". Apparently, bizarre names for foods is a thing and so many of them are hilarious or just downright gross.