Reddit Can't Stand These Popular Foodie Sayings

When it comes to food-related content on the internet, we use all sorts of buzzwords. Yes, sometimes it's to draw people in, but it also helps the target audience find the content. You may see references to "foodies" (via Spoon University), claims of amazing hacks, or labeling food items as "superfoods." Then there's the use of adjectives like "rustic," "artisanal," or, questionably, "better than sex."

While there's nothing inherently wrong with any of these buzzwords or sayings, we admit they can become tiresome. When social media hypes up every single possible method of preparing potatoes, are any of them really an "OMG! BEST CURLY FRIES HACK EVER" anymore?

Everything goes in and out of style, even words. "Foodie" is a slang word itself, and we all know that slang changes over time. Thousands of people hopped on one Reddit thread to share which of the food industry's buzzwords they could happily live without. 

Foodie words that really get on our nerves

Although the users on this Reddit thread believe the media is the biggest offender of food buzzword overuse, we're all guilty from time to time. Phrases like "secret menu" and "cooking hack" topped the list, with one person pointing out that hacks are usually "just an alternative recipe to a popular dish."

Other Redditors commented that terms like "rustic" and "deconstructed" give the impression that the person who prepared the dish was too lazy to put everything together properly. Reddit user VeronicaMarsupial said, "If I wanted unassembled food, I wouldn't be paying restaurant prices. Put it together for me."

Another recurring complaint was all the unnecessary lingo. "Sammies" or "handhelds" for sandwiches. "Brekkie" for breakfast. "Aioli" for "anything with a glop of mayo in it." We could go on, but it's kinda painful. There's no harm in creating and using new slang, and some people are always going to hate on it. But with words like "noms," can we really blame them?