Friday, October 9, 2020

FRIDAY WORD DEBATE

  On Friday in the past we have done a "Friday Food Debate" where we tackle some burning questions of the culinary world, ha. We have expanded it now to other fun and different regional uses of words in addition to food related words.

This week, the burning question is:



Down here, there are hugely popular.  We enjoy them as well though it's not as much of a necessity for us as it is for true crawfish lovers here.  Oh wait, what did I say?  Crawfish...yes that's what we call them. 

But they are also called crawdads...and in some places crayfish.  They are even called mudbugs by many.  We're not sure the regional differences.  Along the Gulf coast where they are most popular, crawfish and crawdads seem to be the most common terms.

So what do you call them?
(whether you like them or not, ha). 



21 comments:

  1. Daddy called them "Mudbugs" I call them "Crawdads"

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  2. I have only ever called them crawdads, as well!!

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  3. I call the crawfish if I am going to eat them, but if I am looking in the creek behind Mom's house and see them I call the crawdads. And I have no idea why I differentiate between the ones I order in a restaurant and the ones I see at Mom's.

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  4. I grew up in Columbus, WI, on the Crawfish River. I would never, ever, eat one of those things! We would raft along the river and catch them and let them go, ugly old things. I don't think I knew anyone who would eat them. Barf.

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  5. My thoughts exactly anne marie.
    I call them...........nasty

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  6. I've only had them twice as crawfish etouffe.

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  7. I've wondered if the crawdads in the creek (aka "crick") behind the house are the same as what people eat. We used them for bait. And for tormenting siblings. In Kansas!

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  8. Crayfish up here in New Hampshire. Used to net them as kids from small creeks and then use them for bait to catch large mouth Bass out of the big lake.

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  9. Yep, in Wyoming that was just called bait!

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  10. Like Anne said, crawfish for eating and crawdads for crawdad gigging. I have only eaten them before I was four. My brother went crawdad gigging on our property that had ten acres of all sorts of habitats for critters.

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  11. Crayfish here in Michigan, but that’s just when we see them in the creeks. I’ve never known anyone who ate them, and I DO NOT eat bottom feeders of ANY kind. Yuck, ewwww, patooey!

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  12. Here in western KY we called them crawdaddies. They were for bait, NOT for eating. The only other use they had was for big brothers/boy cousins to chase after sisters/girl cousins to watch them scream and run. LOL!

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  13. We call them crayfish. We catch them and then let them go. We do not use them for bait and we do not eat them. I am in NWPA.

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  14. I'm a little late but I have a cute story. As kids we would go crawdad fishing with a bit of bacon on the end of a string. My 6 year old sister took one home and it lived in an aquarium for about 2 years. She named him Sammy Davis Jr. - no idea why. Once he shed his shell and she thought that it was his ghost. Tears ensued until I pointed out Sammy hiding under his rock bridge.

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