Monday, June 06, 2005

Eat, Drink, or...

Tonight, I and my new roomie (for the month of June) went to Swen Chinese restaurant. My roomie ordered hot and spicy soup to go with her meal. The idea occured to me that we neither eat or drink our soup. We don't necessarily chew our soup, which usually constitutes eating, and we don't take many "sips" as one would drinking. I wanted to present this idea to you readers, and get your opinions. Also, if we don't eat or drink our soup, how do we intake it?

4 comments:

Table of Stone said...

you could raise the same question about icecream. I personally think that you "savor" both. It goes into your mouth and you allow it to sit for just a second, soaking up the taste and then as it passes down your throat you either get a warm feeling(from soup) or a refreshing chill (from icecream). Either way you got just what you wanted. Ahhh....

Elyow'eynay said...

Well...I agree with Table of Stone. Things like Yogurt or Pudding. You don't necessarily eat them. You put them in your mouth....and just taste then swallow. Unless you like to take jello and swish it back and forth between your teeth to liquify it. But other than that...they are a "savoured " thing.. I like that .....saaavoured.

Have you ever thought about that word?
Not to get off the topic here. But what is "savoured"?

What makes something "savory"?

Ponder on that one till your brain hurts.

Something Creative said...

See, the hangup I have with the definition of "savoring" soup, icecream, yogurt, or pudding, that is, putting them in your mouth and just swallowing, not chewing or sipping, is that you do the same thing with something terribly UNappealing. Example: Fear Factor. All the stuff they eat on there, sometimes they just put it in their mouth, and swallow. So while the initial reaction, as well as the expectations, in each of the two cases are different, the actions performed in each are quite similar. So what distinguishes the process of "savoring" from that of eating bugs a la Fear Factor?

Owl of the Desert said...

Good point K-man, or Something Creative, :-). I think you would have to take into consideration the circumstances. Fearful eating vs. regular, anytime eating. Then, savour might could still work. What suggestions for a word do you have?