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Old 02-09-2015, 11:31 AM
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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.
I suppose I should reiterate, for those with limited reading comprehension skills.... I'm interested in hearing those from southeast Florida, and Atlantic southeast in general. Contributions from Oklahoma aren't really useful.

It seems like at least a few others have chimed in to express something of a parallel opinion. And the majority of the rest have chimed in basically to say 'I'm here and have a keyboard.' So thanks to those who have offered a relevant contribution.
Old 02-09-2015, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post
I suppose I should reiterate, for those with limited reading comprehension skills.... I'm interested in hearing those from southeast Florida, and Atlantic southeast in general. Contributions from Oklahoma aren't really useful.

It seems like at least a few others have chimed in to express something of a parallel opinion. And the majority of the rest have chimed in basically to say 'I'm here and have a keyboard.' So thanks to those who have offered a relevant contribution.
Then post it in the Florida section. Next time post a disclaimer that if someone doesn't agree with your opinion they should not post.
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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.
You really lecture people who are going to be handling your food?

As for your question I really don't care what you call it just don't call me late for dinner.
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post
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.
Since your attempting to preserve Florida culture, is your next thread going to be about calling trailer park homes, manufactured homes?
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Think I'll go catch some Pogies and fish for Spot Tails. Or is Menhaden for Redfish.
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post
I suppose I should reiterate, for those with limited reading comprehension skills.... I'm interested in hearing those from southeast Florida, and Atlantic southeast in general. Contributions from Oklahoma aren't really useful.

It seems like at least a few others have chimed in to express something of a parallel opinion. And the majority of the rest have chimed in basically to say 'I'm here and have a keyboard.' So thanks to those who have offered a relevant contribution.
Do you have even 1 friend in the world?
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
Do you have even 1 friend in the world?
Even though they will always be dolphin to me I have resigned myself to the fact most now don't know it by anything other than Mahi Mahi so I begrudgingly call em "Mahi" (not Mahi Mahi) and I am definitely not lecturing some zit faced punk waiter on what I think it should be called.... I don't like eating spit and pubes.

For any that have fished with me its really a non issue anyway because the fish I generally get into are referred to as Chickens by most.
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There is a place I like to go where the waiter calls shrimp Skrimps.
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Skrimp Sammich!!
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
Do you have even 1 friend in the world?
I am sure the waitstaff love him.
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post
I suppose I should reiterate, for those with limited reading comprehension skills.... I'm interested in hearing those from southeast Florida, and Atlantic southeast in general. Contributions from Oklahoma aren't really useful.

It seems like at least a few others have chimed in to express something of a parallel opinion. And the majority of the rest have chimed in basically to say 'I'm here and have a keyboard.' So thanks to those who have offered a relevant contribution.

Actually my reading comprehension is fine.

Do any other Florida (or southeastern) natives
I grew up in Louisiana. That's usually considered southeastern for those with limited geography skills; and it certainly qualifies in this thread because they're called dolphin there too.
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I don't actually lecture anyone, but I would like to. Feeling compelled to do something, essentially is wanting to do something or feeling like doing something.

I apologize if this is in the wrong section, I don't post online very much, and am not particularly familiar with what all is appropriate for what forums.

Sorry for the 'reading comprehension skills' snark Ryan Darrow, that was uncalled for. Nothing in your writing indicated you were from Louisiana, but knowing that now I'm curious and somewhat surprised you can't understand to some extent my point.

I'm with you BlueRudy, begrudgingly resigned, and thought I'd see if anyone else felt the same.
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post
I suppose I should reiterate, for those with limited reading comprehension skills.... I'm interested in hearing those from southeast Florida, and Atlantic southeast in general. Contributions from Oklahoma aren't really useful.

It seems like at least a few others have chimed in to express something of a parallel opinion. And the majority of the rest have chimed in basically to say 'I'm here and have a keyboard.' So thanks to those who have offered a relevant contribution.
Pete13, did you get beat-up frequently as a kid;?
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I think it is about time to start a post about how peeved I get when people call Spot tail Bass Redfish. They were spot tails most of my life then they were redfish. Why?
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post
I don't actually lecture anyone, but I would like to. Feeling compelled to do something, essentially is wanting to do something or feeling like doing something.

I apologize if this is in the wrong section, I don't post online very much, and am not particularly familiar with what all is appropriate for what forums.

Sorry for the 'reading comprehension skills' snark Ryan Darrow, that was uncalled for. Nothing in your writing indicated you were from Louisiana, but knowing that now I'm curious and somewhat surprised you can't understand to some extent my point.

I'm with you BlueRudy, begrudgingly resigned, and thought I'd see if anyone else felt the same.
Pete, i lived for many a year in the mid-atlantic and i think i know where your coming from. Someones aghast when you say dolphin, and their first thought is the Flipper creature. And i know whats its like to want to lecture some misdirected dumbass. My point, in my original reply, was to say just dont sweat it..its a fish called by many names in many places and as long as YOU know what it is, go with that. There will always be dumbasses who think a dolphin fish is Flipper.
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Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
Even though they will always be dolphin to me I have resigned myself to the fact most now don't know it by anything other than Mahi Mahi so I begrudgingly call em "Mahi" (not Mahi Mahi) and I am definitely not lecturing some zit faced punk waiter on what I think it should be called.... I don't like eating spit and pubes.

For any that have fished with me its really a non issue anyway because the fish I generally get into are referred to as Chickens by most.

Yep. Try to call it dolphin in Wisconsin. You are immediately as evil as Scott Walker. Funny, it's the same crowd who hates Walker and flipper killers.
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Originally Posted by BlueRudy View Post
Even though they will always be dolphin to me I have resigned myself to the fact most now don't know it by anything other than Mahi Mahi so I begrudgingly call em "Mahi" (not Mahi Mahi) and I am definitely not lecturing some zit faced punk waiter on what I think it should be called.... I don't like eating spit and pubes.

For any that have fished with me its really a non issue anyway because the fish I generally get into are referred to as Chickens by most.
Same here. Grew up knowing them as dolphin. But I am so sick of explaining to folk "dolphin the fish, not dolphin like flipper", and the explanation does not always soak through on the first delivery.

So "mahi" it is. Simple. No stupid questions.

And love me some chicken, peanuts and popcorn!!!
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I just tell them dolphin taste much better than manatee.
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Originally Posted by jrolin1 View Post
I just tell them dolphin taste much better than manatee.
.....and a lot less gamey than bald eagle.
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Originally Posted by jrolin1 View Post
I just tell them dolphin taste much better than manatee.

I disagree, Manatee is way better than Dolphin.

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