Friday, December 26, 2008

Wikipedia Wins

As good as they may be, I doubt Funk & Wagnalls or Encyclopedia Britannica have an entry on the chip butty, which is

a sandwich made with bread (usually white and buttered) and chips (french fries), often with some sort of sauce such as tomato sauce (i.e. ketchup) or brown sauce. It was originally considered a working-class meal, served in pubs. The chip butty is a vegetarian-friendly, albeit junkfood, dish and has recently made a comeback. It is more common in the north of England.
Terrible, just terrible, but delicious anyway. All of the same goes for Cap'n Crunch.

Then again, Funk & Wagnalls and Encyclopedia Britannica aren't begging for money as far as I know.

For food and information and beyond, I'm afraid we get the culture we pay for.

2 comments:

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Not only, that, but I bet your F & N had nothing about Kopi Luwak, which is that coffee that is made from beans that went through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet beast.

And goes for about $99 a cup. If you have to ask how much a pound it costs, well, you can't afford it.

So, Wikipedia wins again, which would be an epic win IMO.

Oddly, people pay that price willingly. Yes, they know where it's been. Odd, huh?

Dale said...

SJKP, the least we could do is to insist that Kopi Luwak appear -- prominently, if possible -- in all our encyclopedias. The second-least we could do is to make a point of trying it, but I am not willing. So let's go with the encyclopedia thing, yes?