Earlier this week, Gut Check learned a new word. It's now our favorite word...ever.
Foochebag is a portmanteau (which we think means it was smuggled into the English language inside someone's luggage) of the words foodie and douchebag and accurately summarizes the behavior on at least one occasion of everyone who doesn't eat to live, but lives to eat.
Not sure whether you're a foochebag? Follow us after the jump as we (with no apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, whom we hated even before the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and Are You Smarter than an Igneous Rock?) explore some signs that you might be a foochebag.
13. If you use the phrase "I don't eat to live, I live to eat," you might be a foochebag.
12. If you bring a camera with you to every meal, you might be a foochebag.
11. If the lens of your camera is bigger than the food that you're photographing, you're definitely a foochebag.
10. If you preface your Yelp review with, "Now, I don't normally like...", you might be a foochebag.
- from occasional Gut Check contributor Andrew Veety, via Twitter
9. If you correct others when they pronounce pho with an o at the end rather than "fuh," you might be a foochebag.
8. If you extol the virtues of authentic Oaxacan cuisine but pronounce it "oh-AXE-ah-can," you might be a foochebag, and you're definitely an idiot.
7. If you state where you're from to justify a Yelp review -- "I'm
from Texas, so I know good Mexican food." -- you might be a foochebag.
- from Milagro Modern Mexican, via Twitter
6. If you must know the source of a restaurant's meat and seafood, you might be a foochebag.
5. If you must know the source of a restaurant's meat and seafood but always make exceptions for taquerias, food trucks, etc., you're definitely a foochebag.
4. If you ask the sommelier to pair a wine with your amuse bouche, you might be a foochebag.
3. If you ask the sommelier to pair a beer with anything, you might be a foochebag.
2. If you tell your server at a Thai restaurant that you want your dish as spicy as Thais like it, you might be a foochebag.
1. If you tell your server at a Thai restaurant that you want your dish "as spicy as you like it," you're just a regular old douchebag.
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