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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.
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here we call them dorado, i wouldnt get my panties all in a wad over a fish name
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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 agree!
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I call them Dolphin in public, I love raised eyebrows!
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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 don't get what u are bitching about...semantics? Florida natives? How to cook? Waitress staff? Hawaii ?
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Your restaurant's source of fish may have been the tropical Pacific, so lighten up. Plus, a restaurant may charge a tourist a lot more for an exotic sounding fish. You may want to check your apparel.
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Here we just call it mahi. No need to stutter.
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I call it Dorado, or doe doe...
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Originally Posted by kennyboy View Post
Here we just call it mahi. No need to stutter.
^^^^X2
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It's a mahi in ny.
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I don't get what u are bitching about...semantics? Florida natives? How to cook? Waitress staff? Hawaii ?
No, as a Florida native I'm bitching about people using a Hawaiian name for a fish when there's a universally accepted English word for it, purely to placate tourists/non-natives. Admittedly, I'm a dinosaur and resistant to change....

Your restaurant's source of fish may have been the tropical Pacific
...touche....

You may want to check your apparel
? Not sure I follow...

And I don't know that I quite have my panties in a wad, I understand why it happens, I'm just expressing a thought I had and polling the group to see if anyone else felt the same. I'm sure there are folks in cattle country who would be a little peeved when their menus start listing 'bistec con papas'....
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People think a Dolphin is a Porpoise, probably from tv shows or just being non fishing dumb asses.
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Ahhh. You know it's winter when the Florida natives are lecturing the wait staff about fish.
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Originally Posted by kennyboy View Post
Here we just call it mahi. No need to stutter.
that's cause you're in yankee land Mt P.

natives call them dolphin
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Call em what you want, just dont put em on my plate! I despise the damn things, taste like junk and ruin my marlin fishing. Green hornets are the scourge of a marlin fisherman!
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
People think a Dolphin is a Porpoise, probably from tv shows or just being non fishing dumb asses.
Really? i thought the difference was explained away years ago to even inlanders.
Now you do know there are Dolpfins that resemble Porpoise such as Bottlenose Dolphin that don't look anything like Mahi/Dolphin.
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
People think a Dolphin is a Porpoise, probably from tv shows or just being non fishing dumb asses.
And they probably have salt life stickers on there car....
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Originally Posted by Ccx2 View Post
Really? i thought the difference was explained away years ago to even inlanders.
Now you do know there are Dolpfins that resemble Porpoise such as Bottlenose Dolphin that don't look anything like Mahi/Dolphin.
a Dolphin is a fish, a Porpoise is a mammal, its that simple. There is no physiological similarity in any way. There is no Dolphin fish that looks remotely like any subspecies of Porpoise
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post
? Not sure I follow...
DISCLAIMER: My post was likely to contain good natured ribbing, and I hope you take it that way.

Now, to drill deep into my apparel comment, I was suggesting that you may dress like a tourist, leading your waiter to suggest the mahimahi as opposed to the dolphin.

By the way, I've seen some pretty sad excuses on the East coast for __________ (fill in the blank: dolphin, dolphinfish, mahi, mahi mahi, mahimahi, dorado, or even shiira). When they're that small around here we call them doritos.
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bottle nose Dolphin < Porpoise vs Dolphin Fish
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