Poll: Is cereal soup?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, May 17, 2024 6:55 PM

My wife says yes, I'm thinking of divorcing her. What say you?


iclfan2 Reppin' the 330/216/843
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Fri, May 17, 2024 8:07 PM

Fuck no

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
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Fri, May 17, 2024 8:39 PM

I demand... yes, demand... that this thread be hidden away, because I could not stop myself from clicking on it. If you don't hide it, I won't be your friend anymore!


Cereal is not soup. Divorce your batshit crazy wife. 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, May 17, 2024 9:02 PM

Are hot dogs sandwiches? This is an argument I'm much more receptive to.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Fri, May 17, 2024 9:08 PM

Apparently some judge in Indiana ruled that tacos and burritos are sandwiches to get around a stupid ordinance that prevented anything but sandwich shops from operating. They were talking about it at work today, and then the topic of cereal being soup came up. She apparently converted someone in the "no" camp with her arguments in the affirmative. Now I'm questioning her entire organization.

gut Senior Member
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Fri, May 17, 2024 9:59 PM

No veggies and not hot = not soup.

If your wife disagrees, challenge her to chop up some celery in a bowl of cheerios, heat it up, and eat it.

gut Senior Member
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Fri, May 17, 2024 10:01 PM
posted by justincredible

Are hot dogs sandwiches? This is an argument I'm much more receptive to.

Sandwiches traditionally have lettuce, tomato and cheese.  So, no not a sandwich.

I'm sure everyone, lacking a hot dog bun, has split two franks on sandwich bread.  And I'll bet you still never thought you were eating a sandwich.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, May 18, 2024 1:10 AM

So PBJ isn’t a sandwich?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, May 18, 2024 10:40 AM
posted by gut

No veggies and not hot = not soup.

If your wife disagrees, challenge her to chop up some celery in a bowl of cheerios, heat it up, and eat it.

I don't think veggies are a necessary requirement for a soup. I'm sure I've had chicken noodle soup that just had noodles and chicken. I've also had plenty of cold soups (gazpacho, etc). So I don't think veggies + hot are the defining characteristics. 

I would say something needs to have at least one of the following to be a soup: meat, vegetables, hot.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
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Sat, May 18, 2024 12:20 PM

It’s dessert for breakfast 

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Sat, May 18, 2024 12:38 PM

No. Just no.

BRF Senior Member
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Sat, May 18, 2024 12:42 PM

No

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sat, May 18, 2024 1:00 PM

Sorry, love. You gave me no other choice.

33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, May 18, 2024 4:28 PM

No. But I don’t really have convincing argument for why not. Just that I know it’s not a soup lol.

Veggies and hot does not equal soup, btw. That’s an insane requirement. 

Is chili a soup?

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
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Sat, May 18, 2024 10:34 PM

Soup has to have an element of the savory for at least one component. Usually that comes from broth/stock (which shoehorns a meat) and or a vegetable, along with some spice or herb that enhances the dominate flavor. So a soup encompasses a wide variety of foods from pumpkin to beef.

A stew, gumbo or chowder has some sort of thickener but applies the same principle as soup. 

Hot dogs are essentially a hoagie, which is a type of sandwich.


Devils Advocate Brudda o da bomber
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Sat, May 18, 2024 11:11 PM

I hate to quibble, but I am the Devils Advocate. Cereal, by its self is not a soup, however when you ad milk I think you have an argument for soup. I would suggest that a liquid matrix can be a soup all by itself IE Tomato soup. I do not believe heat is necessary, I have ate many cold soups such as cucumber. You do not even need a bowl. ( cup of soup)  and for all of you, you should be ashamed of your preconceptions of how a liquid identifies it self. Do you believe that chili is not chili if you add BEANS? What would you say that a chicken broth decided that it was a pasta dish? Would you be so cold hearted to ruin a dishes aspirations because you think a little broth means that it can be nothing more than a soup?

Come on y’all. Be more better

CenterBHSFan 333 - I'm only half evil
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Sun, May 19, 2024 1:21 PM
posted by Devils Advocate


Come on y’all. Be more better


No.

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
8,623 posts 30 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, May 20, 2024 6:37 PM

cereal is more akin to melted rocky road ice cream than it is to soup.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Tue, May 21, 2024 12:16 PM
posted by j_crazy

cereal is more akin to melted rocky road ice cream than it is to soup.

Next Question: Is melted ice cream soup?

j_crazy 7 gram rocks. how i roll.
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Tue, May 21, 2024 2:20 PM
posted by Heretic

Next Question: Is melted ice cream soup?

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