December 28, 2006

Kroo-deh-TAY

We commoners call it a relish tray or just veggie snacks, but the proper term for it is pronounced just like the title above. I'd heard the word, I knew what it meant, but I'd never seen it spelled out before.

I now take great pleasure in pronouncing it phonetically.

Cruddites.

Posted by: Ted at 04:51 AM | category: Square Pegs
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1 Sounds like it should be a group of undead enemies in a Sam Raimi film.

Posted by: buckethead at December 28, 2006 11:23 AM (ysFGh)

2 I actually asked the owner of a fancy-schmancy take-out place what cruddites were. Hey, I call the other French things that are passed around before a meal "hoovers doovers".

Posted by: Jim - PRS at December 28, 2006 10:12 PM (a6/Kb)

3 Wouldn't that make a great name for a biker gang?

Posted by: Ted at December 29, 2006 06:34 AM (blNMI)

4 We've always had the crudite at our company christmas parties and I've always delighted in saying phonetically just so my wife can sigh heavily and correct me.

Posted by: Derek at December 29, 2006 03:33 PM (3Mp1k)

5 Derek: What is it about wives doing that, anyway?

Ian

Posted by: Ian at December 29, 2006 09:39 PM (DGmNs)

6 I was at an irish bar a few years ago, sitting down with a bunch of people to grab a bite to eat.

Looking at the menu in utter confusion I asked the assembled crowd (complete with hot irish barmaid)

"What the hell is a cruddite omlet? I mean really? Who would eat something called 'cruddite'?"

Hilarity ensued.

Posted by: Mad William Flint at January 01, 2007 10:42 PM (irwyS)

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