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The Time Has Come To Finally Decide What We Should Be Calling These Foods

Let's put an end to the debate.

Zucchini Vs. Courgette

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Reason for naming them zucchinis: It sounds like the name you'd give to a middle-class dog.

Reason for naming them courgettes: I'm willing to bet $100 on Gwyneth Paltrow naming her next child courgette.

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Cookies Vs. Biscuits

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Reason for naming them cookies: We wouldn't have to rename the Cookie Monster the Biscuit Monster.

Reason for naming them biscuits: The name cookie should only be used to describe one type of biscuit, a cookie, and not ALL biscuits.

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Popsicle Vs. Ice lolly

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Reason for naming them popsicles: It's worth mentioning that Popsicle is technically a brand name. The name apparently comes from people asking for "pop’s icicle" though, so there's a nice backstory.

Reason for naming them ice lollies: It sounds a lot more whimsical and fun.

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Eggplant Vs. Aubergine

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Reason for naming them eggplants: I'm not sure why, but calling them aubergines makes it feel way more weird when they're being used in emoji form to symbolise a penis.

Reason for naming them aubergines: Because they in no way resemble eggs, so why call them eggplants?

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Fries Vs. Chips

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Reason for naming them fries: They're literally fried, so why complicate things?

Reason for naming them chips: It makes phrases like "a chip on your shoulder" way more exciting.

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Chips Vs. Crisps

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Reason for naming them chips: They do kind of look like you've chipped away at a potato to get the shape, I guess.

Reason for naming them crisps: If you were to describe their texture in one word, that word would probably be "crisp".

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Grilled cheese Vs. Toastie

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Reason for naming it a grilled cheese: A grilled cheese let's you know exactly what to expect.

Reason for naming it a toastie: The vagueness leaves room for experimentation. Why not add a couple of chillis? Maybe even some pineapple? Semantics aren't going to stop you.

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Jell-O Vs. Jelly

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Reason for naming it jell-o: It's nice to see a hyphen followed by one letter — it looks very futuristic.

Reason for naming it jelly: Don't laugh, but the name jelly just sounds a little more wobbly.

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Jelly Vs. Jam

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Reason for naming it jelly: It's kind of gel-like, so I guess you could say it's gelly (jelly). IDK.

Reason for naming it jam: How does Bob Marley like his doughnuts? With jam in. Are you really going to ruin that joke by renaming it jelly?

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Cilantro Vs. Coriander

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Reason for naming it cilantro: Doesn't it just look like something that should be named cilantro?

Reason for naming it coriander: It sounds sophisticated. I can imagine coriander descending down a spiral staircase in a ball gown, and I don't think I can say the same for cilantro.

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Cotton candy Vs. Candy floss

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Reason for naming it cotton candy: Simply put, it looks very much like cotton.

Reason for naming it candy floss: It's a friendly reminder to floss afterwards, because god knows you're gonna need to.

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Arugula Vs. Rocket

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Reason for naming it arugula: Arugula sounds more scientific, so maybe this is a question of science versus faith?

Reason for naming it rocket: C'mon, it's just a way cooler name.

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