Mom: "Put tomato sauce in a pan, even with no olive oil, and heat it up. Then, drop the polenta in, and turn it often to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Soon after, sprinkle abundant parmesan cheese all over it and serve."
Me: "uh, doesn't the tomato sauce go on top at the end?"
Mom: "Like I said, in my mind it tastes better this way"
Mom: "maybe you should add more sauce, it seems a bit too dry..."
Mom: "now it should be ready. Add the parmesan and serve it. And remember to turn off the gas!"
(still #vegan up to this point)
@codewiz It doesn't actually matter. Contrary to popular belief, other countries exist too.
Reject “standard” English.
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@jambamkin Well, actually it was linked by this blogpost:
@codewiz Many people don’t know, but the Mom vs Mum spelling was what actually led to the revolution.
“What the Fuck is this “Mum” bullshit? It’s Mom and we should kill any British bastard who tries to tell us otherwise”
-Benjamin Franklin 1775
@veer66 Well, that's technically "yes ma'am", where the d becomes very subtle.
It's possible that the term for mum derives from madam. In Italian, it's mamma (mother) and madama (madam).
Also, madama might come from "mia dama" (my lady), similar to the English "my lord" -> "milord".
And finally, the Italian word donna (woman) certainly derives from the Latin "domina" (mistress of a house).
I tend to pan-fry my polenta in butter, and then put maple syrup or grape jam on it. Don't tell your Mom! :)
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