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Old 02-08-2015, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Ok just to stir things up a bit more:

What do you guys call the little dolphin/mahi/dorados??

I've heard chicken, popcorn, schoolies, and some more I've forgotten..
Mako or marlin bait.
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Can only FL natives call them dolphin? I've never called them mahi.
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Ok just to stir things up a bit more:

What do you guys call the little dolphin/mahi/dorados??

I've heard chicken, popcorn, schoolies, and some more I've forgotten..
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Ok just to stir things up a bit more:

What do you guys call the little dolphin/mahi/dorados??

I've heard chicken, popcorn, schoolies, and some more I've forgotten..
Shark bait.
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here we call them dorado, i wouldnt get my panties all in a wad over a fish name
Exactly. Why the commotion?
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They are both delicious.
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They are called dolphin, however I don't complain with what they are called on the menu. It seems the tourist don't get all confused about eatng a porpoise if you just call it Mahi-mahi.

When ordering I have never had a problem with the waitress not knowing that dolphin and Mahi are the same..
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Old 02-08-2015, 02:54 PM
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I blame the Miami Dolphins for the confusion.
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when you're a DB to your waiter about the BS name of a fish:

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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Ok just to stir things up a bit more:

What do you guys call the little dolphin/mahi/dorados??

I've heard chicken, popcorn, schoolies, and some more I've forgotten..
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Blackened Doa Doa with a creamed based snow bird sauce.
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
Ok just to stir things up a bit more:

What do you guys call the little dolphin/mahi/dorados??

I've heard chicken, popcorn, schoolies, and some more I've forgotten..
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Here is evidence I have referred to the fish in question as a "big sonofabitch" and "big dolphin". I shot the video.

http://youtu.be/faZFf8bwnUI
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Let me frame it a different way using an analogy:

Let's say you're a proud Idahoan born and raised, and a staple of your culture and cuisine from your very earliest memory was 'French Fries.' And suppose throughout the course of your lifetime Boise became a huge tourist/emigrant destination and blew up in popularity. Also imagine because of translation confusion on the part of some of the tourists they thought that 'French Fries' was restaurants actually serving fried French people, and said tourists/recent transplants, being unfamiliar with Idaho language/culture, reacted with understandable shock at thinking fried Frenchman was being advertised on the menu. And rather than allow people to learn and immerse themselves in local Idaho culture, restaurants, in an easy marketing ploy, just start calling the menu item 'Pommes Frites.' Now obviously the Idahoans would understand the difference, understand why the change was made as a concession to a boom in tourism and recent migration, but likely out of habit would continue to refer to 'French Fries.' And, I'm sure a number of Idahoans would feel as though the change was a manifestation of a broader erosion of Idaho culture that perhaps they were not in favor of, as they were fond of their own Idaho culture.

Maybe not though, which is why I asked the question originally. I was curious what other people who had grown up in the southeast of Florida, and the rest of the Atlantic southeast, thought of the issue.

If you're in Mexico, and you call them Dorado according to the local custom there, congratulations, and thanks for chiming in. It really contributed, was very germane to the conversation, and you should feel important and useful.
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peanuts, chicken dolphins, bailers, bigger ones are just 'gaffers'.

eh, otherwise usually go with the single 'mahi', sometimes dolphin. seems everybody on the East coast will look at you weird if you say Dorado.

still can't figure out what to call menhaden...
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post
Do any other Florida (or southeastern) natives get really annoyed when your waiter recommends the 'Mahi Mahi,' and you say 'I love dolphin, give me the dolphin reuben with a side of fried dolphin fingers, and blackened dolphin for the lady...' and they look at you with blank stares or like you're crazy?

I always feel compelled to educate whatever 21 year old recent arrival is serving me that that large body of water to the east of us is, in fact, the Atlantic, and not the Pacific.... I did not greet you with an 'aloha.'

I understand it's to keep the cruise-boat set from yelling in horror 'You're serving flipper!!?!?! How could you!?!?!?' ....but it still annoys the hell out of me.
I always thought Mahi Mahi was the fish that you ate and Dolphin was the sad excuse of a football team in Florida.
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post

I always feel compelled to educate whatever 21 year old recent arrival is serving me that that large body of water to the east of us is, in fact, the Atlantic, and not the Pacific.... I did not greet you with an 'aloha.'
Waited at Dead Lobster in college. It's what the menu says, so it's what I say. Please don't feel compelled to educate me, I already know. Now go see the thread about cars for DBs.
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Catch your own and call it whatever you want
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
Here is evidence I have referred to the fish in question as a "big sonofabitch" and "big dolphin". I shot the video.

http://youtu.be/faZFf8bwnUI
Nice fish there, I learned a while ago, now any dolphin that comes into my boat goes directly from the gaff into the cooler with one quick movement. At least in theory.
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