French Fries - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-10-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 7,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lash is on a distinguished road
Default French Fries

Heard this morning:

A poll of 9-14 year-old kids shows that 33% have no idea where french fries come from (what they are made of).

Top guesses:
1 - Oil
2 - Salt
3 - Flour

Also, a poll of parents with toddlers showed that over 80% said the number one vegetable they feed their toddlers is french fries.






(Probably a repost with my current luck posting in Lounge, lol)
lash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:38 AM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Northstar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 560
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
impatient99 is on a distinguished road
Default

FUN FACT -
In France, the just call them fried potatoes (pommes de frites)
Oil and salt are not bad guesses, really. They are 50% correct.
impatient99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:51 AM   #3
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Waiting for someone to call you on REPOST!
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:53 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, MN MWBF '05, '06, '07 WCBF '06 '07 survivor
Posts: 3,882
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sonoma_zr2 is on a distinguished road
Default

repost
sonoma_zr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:55 AM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 7,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lash is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BillBoost37
Waiting for someone to call you on REPOST!
Yeah, no kidding, lol.

I guess I thought it pretty telling that parents raise their kids on french fries. I'm not even sure that it counts as a vegetable on the food pyramid.

On another note, a full 40% of the same children had no idea where milk came from.
lash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:57 AM   #6
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Quincy, Ma
Posts: 15,341
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Gumball is on a distinguished road
Default

even if its not. Lets tell lash its a repost anyway
Gumball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:58 AM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 7,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lash is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sonoma_zr2
repost
First of all, you can't be serious...?!

Secondly, "What? Do you live in the Lounge or something?" John'* not going to like that...
lash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:58 AM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Rochester, NY (college)
Posts: 6,182
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
corvettecrazy is on a distinguished road
Default

67.375% of statistics are made up on the spot.
corvettecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 10:59 AM   #9
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 7,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lash is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gumball
even if its not. Lets tell lash its a repost anyway
Yeah...you just do that...

I'm beginning to think it anyway. :P
lash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2006, 11:00 AM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 7,030
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lash is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by corvettecrazy
67.375% of statistics are made up on the spot.
72.5% of people who say they know a scientist disagree.
lash is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Great prank (even if they are French) MOS95B Lounge 4 11-01-2007 08:32 PM
Very funny stuff in French Foghorn Lounge 6 12-15-2006 09:33 AM
Ding fries are done....xmas PontiacDad Lounge 6 12-20-2004 01:06 AM
Blondes...French...Dixie chicks... TrueWildMan Lounge 19 10-25-2003 03:56 AM
The *%&$*# French. brminder Lounge 9 04-16-2003 01:45 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:52 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.