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What's that one thing "everybody" loves that you hate?

Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

Happy Friday Everyone!

I’ve like to thank @meghna_singh for the inspiration for this week’s Friday Fun post.  I’m sure there is some commonly accepted Foods or Beverages that everyone enjoys.

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However, I’m sure like me there is at least one thing that you just can’t stand, and everyone loses their marbles about it.

For me that is melons, yes including watermelon. 

I hate the taste, the texture and the overall experience.

So, what sort of quirky things do you hate, and it doesn’t have to be food related.  Maybe you hate the energizer bunny (I’ve got my eye on him too 😉)

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Have a great weekend everyone!

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Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 19, 2020

I love cheese, but I hate cheese on burgers or sandwiches. I don't understand cheeseburgers at all. 

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I also pick cheese off of pizza, although I like the flavor left behind by the cheese. 

I have never met anyone else who feels this way but I trust the community will not let me down.

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

@Monique vdB I my disagree with you, but I respect your food choices!

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Tamanna Godara Community Manager Jun 20, 2020

@Monique vdB Cheese is why I would eat the stuff you mentioned ;)

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Shannon Atlassian Team Jun 22, 2020

@Monique vdB I used to pick the cheese off the top of my pizza as a kid, eat it, and then the pizza separately. I stopped that habit after a few years, but it was my favorite thing to do. 😂 

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Payne Community Leader Aug 10, 2020

I'm with you on no cheese on burgers. I, too, love cheese, just not on burgers.

Microwaved popcorn smells like vomit (yes, it does), so I'm not keen on that so much.

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See how I resisted adding any images there?

Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

@Matt Doar__ LinkedIn 100% agree with you.  I have both an air popper and an oil-based popcorn machine (yes I take popcorn seriously ;) )

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What about popcorn shrimp  though?  Is that ok?

(If you do follow the link, two points - that guy taught me to cook, which is why we never have people around for dinner, and turn the sub-titles on, they add a lot!)

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JiraJared Community Leader Jul 01, 2020

“Oh I think there’s a K in knucklehead” 😂 

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Danny Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

I hate chocolate. 

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

that's just wrong. :-)

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Is it the taste or the feel or something else about it? Pretty rare that one!

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Danny Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

I know it is wrong. I just never liked it. Instead, it is really sour sweets. Love them so much 😊

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Danny Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

It is more about when I bite into chocolate, never did like it. 

Tamanna Godara Community Manager Jun 20, 2020

@Danny I used to hate and never ate it till I was in college. Also because it was a luxury then for us. Now I can eat most types of chocolates but still don't like white chocolates at all. 

Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 30, 2020

I've never been a fan of chocolate either, but until recently all I had ever had was milk chocolate, and the cheap stuff at that. I still do not particularly like basic candy bars like Snickers, but have lately been enjoying dark chocolate. I'll get a good bar of >75% cacao, nothing fancy - maybe with sea salt or nuts. One of those bars can last me more than a week; I don't actually bite into it - I just eat one square, which I let melt on my tongue. 

Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

it is hard for me to find any food I dislike much less ones that many do like. Two things I hate:

Mayonnaise on any form of sandwich, burger etc. Now I don't mind mayo combined in things.

Raisins in oatmeal (or any) cookies. I like them by themselves or in trail mix not in my cookies!!

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

I feel like the raisins in oatmeal cookies debate is about as heated as the pineapple on pizza one :D

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Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 19, 2020

@Jimmy Seddon pineapple and pepperoni pizza (with cheese peeled off) is my favorite! 

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Agreed, I don't like raisins in cookies or other stuff, but don't mind them on their own.

I'm with you on the raisins XD but I don't even like them by themselves. XD

I quite like raisins in cookies, primarily "oatmeal cookies", but not biscuits (bear in mind my first language is English, not American English, so I'm not talking about the low-sugar, low-fat, scone type things)

I'm not that fond of sweet stuff, but when I am in the mood, raisins in Christmas pudding, plum duff and fruitcake are acceptable.  Pointless, but do not ruin it.

Most other things that have raisins in them - no.  I keep finding them in recipes for curries, savoury cous-cous, paellas, risottos and so-on. 

TLDR: I don't hate them, but I've never met a raisin that couldn't have been put to better use by being made into wine instead.

Peas are the worst, peas are the worst, I hate looking at peas, I wanna smash it.

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Mmm, I love mushy peas me 

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This made me laugh out loud hahaha

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Danny Community Leader Jun 19, 2020

Noooo, not mushy peas 

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Monique vdB Community Manager Jun 19, 2020

of course @Matt Doar__ LinkedIn likes mushy peas, he's English... 😉 

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Shannon Atlassian Team Jun 22, 2020

People like peas?

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Yep - enough for them to be considered a "staple" in every food shop in the UK, Spain and India.

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Tamanna Godara Community Manager Jun 23, 2020

In India, yes we have peas in our cooked rice, potato & peas vegetable curry, peas only curry, samosas and snacks have them:

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Shannon Atlassian Team Jun 23, 2020

@Tamanna Godara I nearly forgot! You've got a great point. :) Samosas are one of my favorite foods, and I've never been bothered by the presence of peas there. 

Now I really want a samosa. 😋 

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Sports

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that made me laugh, hahahaaaah :)))

I should qualify that a bit.

It's more "watching sports".  When you don't actively play them (or at least used to or would love to if you weren't unable for some reason), what the hell is the point of watching other people play a game you don't?  Rather than spend hours watching someone do something that might be fun, why don't you just go do it yourself?

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jun 20, 2020

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ as a general rule I agree with you.  Which is why I don't watch many sports.  However, I enjoy watching things that I would never cream of competing in myself such as Ice Cross Downhill.

Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 22, 2020

This is how I feel about the whole Twitch stream thing. Even if you do play video games, unless you're stuck and need a walkthrough, why on earth would you want to watch someone else play?

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Kat Marketplace Partner Jun 22, 2020

And the use of "we" when the team of choice wins (or not).

Sorry Sam, your moral support from your sofa while eating chips and drinking beer did not influence the movement of the ball through the hoop/across the line.

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Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jun 23, 2020

@Esther Strom I can provide a bit of an answer to the Twitch streaming.  I don't watch regularly, but there are a couple of big events that support charities twice a year where as incentive to get people to donate some people do some very extraordinary things with video games. Such as being able to complete Super Mario World, blindfolded in less than 15 minutes!  I tune in to see some of these feats but just watching someone play games at a regular pace, I agree, I'll pass on that.

Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 24, 2020

Thanks, @Jimmy Seddon - I wasn't aware they did things like that. I can see watching something like that for charity. That's a nice use of tech.

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@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ I wholeheartedly agree. My one exception is I do enjoy watching some of the Olympics when they come around.

Tamanna Godara Community Manager Jun 20, 2020

I don't like mushrooms.

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Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 22, 2020

I'm with you. Slimy, nasty things.

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I don't like beer. It was the first thing I ever drank in my life and I have not been able to stomach it since. I really wish I liked it though, but gave up trying it over the years :)

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 20, 2020

Jodi, you WIN because... damn!

I know right?! So awful!

Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jun 20, 2020

"It was the first thing I ever drank in my life" - @Jodi LeBlanc does someone need to have a chat with your parents?  I'm kidding, and I totally get it.  I'm not much of one for beer either.

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Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 22, 2020

Same! My uncle used to offer me sips of his beer when I was 3 or 4, and I've never been able to drink it as an adult. I've learned to like various ciders, since they're generally low-alcohol and easy to sip when everyone else is drinking beer. Otherwise, I'd be under the table after a few drinks, since I prefer mixed drinks.

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I totally agree @Jodi LeBlanc. I'll go slightly farther though ... I don't like any alcohol. Just not my thing.

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I don't really like beer either, but love ciders 

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Boomerangs. Not the beautifully designed traditional Aboriginal hunting weapons - the Instagram video 'blips' that EVERYONE seems to share these days. I posted one once, hated it. 

Food wise...vegetables. Give me salad or fruit, and i'm fine. Veggies, as in by themselves on a Sunday Roast? No thank you. My adult-self realises the need for veggies though, so I do cook with them, as long as they're 'with' something - like in a casserole. 

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Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 22, 2020

Mine is ice cream. In the summer, I'll go with a sorbet or granita; the dairy in ice cream is too heavy in hot weather. And in the winter, who wants to eat something cold anyway?

I do admit that I'm a sucker for a really good gelato, but that's hard to find around here and even then I have to be feeling it.

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Teodora V Community Leader Jun 22, 2020

+ 1 for any kind of melons.

 

I don't like going out in the evening :) This is why I'm always scheduling dinners for 5 or 6 PM.

And I hate seafood. I just can't stand being near it, and I don't understand how the most expensive gourmet food always has "something fishy". Blah :D

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I'm exactly the same.  Not a fan of any type of melon.

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Agree with everyone that said no melons, my husband and daughter can eat a whole watermelon by themselves over one or two nights. I don't care for it. They also both like seafood and I can't stand the smell of it.

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Cake and pie! Can't stand em.

It's OK, the cake is a lie.

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Cilantro!

I love parsley and cilantro is not used that much were I grew up, so I never really learned about it until I started travelling on my own.

the first time I tasted coriander I was so disgusted... I thought "this parsley is bad" (like rotten). Then I discovered it's a different plant altogether and it tastes a bit like soap to me. 

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I tried making a 'crying tiger beef' dish the other week, and the relish included things like fish sauce (🤢), Worcester sauce (YUM!), spring onion...and coriander. It was absolutely vile. 

I tried to put on a brave face after convincing my boyfriend it was nice (I didn't think it was too bad in the beginning) but I had to give up after a few mouthfuls. It was definitely the coriander that made it taste so bad.

Jimmy Seddon Community Leader Jun 25, 2020

@Miguel Jesus _Team Files_ studies have shown that is a genetic thing.  You either love it or it tastes like soap.

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I like coriander, but only in very small amounts, and preferably cooked.  Raw bunches of the stuff - yep, soap.  Stirred into a dish and simmered (a pinch if fresh leaves, or a good pile of dried and ground) as part of a range of spices - yum.

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ I was just going to ask if you meant cilantro because in the States coriander typically refers to dried seeds? Fortunately I looked it up first and learned something that I did not know. Apparently, coriander seeds and the leaves (cilantro) come from the same plant and apparently calling the stems and leaves cilantro is more of an North American thing.

@Jimmy SeddonI've heard about it but thought it was sort of urban myth. definetily something to look into so my friends stop looking at me like I'm some sort of spoiled brat.

@Davin Studersorry for the confusion. I meant the leaves :) here in Portugal it goes all by the same name (coentros). we just add the seeds part when we mean those (sementes de coentros).

Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 30, 2020

My garden has been overrun by the stuff since I planted a small pot a few years ago. I also am one who didn't know until recently that coriander is just cilantro seeds.

@Davin StuderCoriander is one of those weird (north) Americanisms I've never quite understood on how it diverged.  Coriander across most of Europe is "the plant, and derivatives", and I don't know where "cilantro" came from.

Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 30, 2020

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ because I am, as mentioned in another comment, a language geek, I tried to find out where "cilantro" came from when I found out that it was the same plant as coriander. Apparently the word "cilantro" is actually the Spanish word for coriander, and since much of Central America was colonized by the Spanish, I think the term carried over and then migrated north. I have yet to figure out why there's a differentiation between the seeds and the live plant, though - if anything, I would assume that in these countries, both the seeds and the plant would be called cilantro.

I love these kinds of mysteries; the way language evolves in different parts of the world is so interesting.

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Tamanna Godara Community Manager Jun 30, 2020

Here in Indian cooking, coriander is put in every vegetable curry. And we call it coriander irrespective of the fact whether it is seed or green or powdery. For example, if you are cooking a vegetable let's say potato and peas curry, you put coriander powder (seeds crushed) while frying onions. After the veggies are cooked you put freshly cut green coriander on top (dressing) of it and serve it.

In some recipes, we use seeds as a whole without crushing such as it provides a unique aroma to the dish. Here are a few examples.

I only like powdered/green leafy coriander, I can't handle the seeds at all.

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I like pork scratchings but most people in the California don't seem to like them. Maybe a cultural heritage thing.

JiraJared Community Leader Jun 30, 2020

When people use the word "yous" ... 

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Tamanna Godara Community Manager Jun 30, 2020

Like, thank yous.....so much

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As in a plural you? I firmly believe that y'all should be officially added as the second person plural form for English. The fact that you is both singular and plural causes too much ambiguity. I minored in Biblical Greek in college and experienced first hand that when translating from Greek (really any language) to English often times knowing which "you" was in the original language makes a world of difference.

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The distinction never really went away in the Yorkshire dialect. Thou, pronounced "tha" and "thee" are still heard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thou#Current_usage

Oh, and when it's dialects - people who see signs like "Ye olde tea shop" and pronounce it as "Ye".  In the medieval English Y was pronounced "Th"

Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 30, 2020

Hey youse guys... if I recall correctly, that's a Philly thing. There's an interesting article about the evolution of "you" in American English at AtlasObscura for language geeks (which I am; no disrespect!)

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JiraJared Community Leader Jun 30, 2020

@Matt Doar__ LinkedIn 

what art thous up too this weekend? 😂 

Text speak in places where you have the space to write properly.

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Esther Strom Community Leader Jun 30, 2020

Oh, yes. One of my pet peeves. Like it's really that difficult to type "you" instead of "u"?

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One particular hatred is "ur"

This is the one I hold up as an example of why text speak should be excised.  "ur" comes out phonetically as "you are", and that is failing a lot of people.  Allow me to put it this way:

  • Grammar:  The difference between knowing ur shit and knowing ur shit.
  • Grammar:  The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you are shit.

When you use ur in text speak, I have to assume the second meaning.

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Tamanna Godara Community Manager Jun 30, 2020

LOL

@Jimmy Seddon 

fantastic topic! When it was my turn to start the thread for Friday fun, I was struggling between this and 'tell me your quirks' :P 

I know I am late to the party, but I have to participate :D 

I HATE mushrooms and tofu. I just can't deal. 

I also don't like anything like gummy bears, marshmallows, and jelly. 

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Mornington Crescent. 

I win!

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meghna_singh Community Leader Jul 06, 2020

Haha This is such a fun topic  @Jimmy Seddon thank you for the mention. 

Here goes my weird list: 

1. Cheese - I absolutely despise it, the smell, texture, color, flavor -  in any form. 

2.  Stuffed Toys (Teddy Bears)- All I know is that if I have one in my room, it is going to turn its head towards me every time I sleep. (Chucky feels)

3. Sharing Food - I cannot share my share of food.
Please take another plate and get your own. 

4. I hate the energizer bunny too :D 

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Monique vdB Community Manager Jul 17, 2020

@meghna_singh my daughter's two favorite things in the world are her stuffed animals and cheese. She might be your opposite twin. :) 

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meghna_singh Community Leader Jul 19, 2020

@Monique vdB Awww! 

I tried to fit in the world for a long time but now I have made peace with it. hehe

Much love and hello to my little twin from the other side :D :) 


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Payne Community Leader Aug 10, 2020

No scallops for me. Or most other seafood, honestly.

I love isolation and staying at home and hate going out and socializing 😅

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Esther Strom Community Leader Sep 08, 2020

Me too! Although since the world is telling me I can't go out and socialize, I suddenly really miss it.

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Me too

I like to visit the underground museums and in country side as well

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