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One-Liner Wednesday – Help wanted?

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Dear Jane,

“Raw” and “uncooked” mean the same thing.

Love,

An applicant for the position of “editor”

Photo: Janes’ brand frozen chicken nuggets in a plastic bag on which is printed “Raw Uncooked Poultry.”


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Author: Linda G. Hill

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60 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday – Help wanted?

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  3. My guess leans towards a junior graphics/layout artist not following procedure of getting it approved before sending it to the printer.
    Funny as hell when it gets all the way to the store shelves though 😀

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  15. Ack ack ack! These editor moments make me batty.

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  24. You could make a nice living correcting advertising, Linda – if only they cared 😦

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  27. LOL – I wonder if there were lengthy discussions about the proper description of the product or not? Also if there were taste testings that lead them to it?! Happy Wednesday!

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  30. I think uncooked or raw is not the same, because you eat raw carrots you would never say I eat uncooked carrots.

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    • They do mean the same thing. If you had a recipe in which some vegetables are cooked and others are raw, you might describe the latter as “uncooked” to differentiate. Using both descriptors would still be redundant. 🙂

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  32. One Liner Wednesday

    Yes, the meaning applies to meat, fish, shrimp, etc., but not to pasta. One can have uncooked pasta or rice but not raw pasta or rice.

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  34. Hahah – dry fun (and we once served my father n law I cooked shrimp – the hubs did – cos he did not know they were raw – or should I say u cooked – and FIL kept saying they tasted off…
    Then we realized it – all was well – but they were nit the cocktail shrimp that were meant to be served raw…

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