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My friend says their not legally allowed to call it Kentucky Fried Chicken because it (the mystery meat) isn't legally 'chicken'.

What gives?


As a vegan I always get sent oodles of vegan propaganda.

I've heard that story too, that they used KFC because the flesh they provided was so altered that the FDA didn't recognize it as chicken. However they do now call it chicken in all their ads and thus I'm assuming that we were both fed a 6-piece rumor. The truth is probably that a shorter brand name is easier to remember.

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That's something from the Neil Gaiman book "American Gods."
He's just jackin with you.
There was a guy somebody knew in the book that said that KFC was made from this centipedelike mutant engineered animal comprised entirely of a long chain of breast/thigh/wing/leg parts; ergo they couldn't call it Kentucky Fried Chicken any more because it's not legally a chicken per se.


Did not know that. Thanks, Heath.

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They changed the name because the state of KY wanted to make them pay for the use of "Kentucky."

No, seriously.

http://www.snopes.com/lost/kfc.htm

The name was changed back in 2006.


Heathansson wrote:

That's something from the Neil Gaiman book "American Gods."

He's just jackin with you.

I've recently listened to that book. I can't remember that though! :)


someone wrote:

They changed the name because the state of KY wanted to make them pay for the use of "Kentucky."

No, seriously.

http://www.snopes.com/lost/kfc.htm

The name was changed back in 2006.

Ouch, really? Kentucky state govt must have found itself plum out of ideas when it came to ways to generating revenue. So what's next? Will New York Cheesecake have to cough up to Albany for the name? Pathetic.

Liberty's Edge

Kentucky Fried Movie's in trouble then.


Heathansson wrote:
Kentucky Fried Movie's in trouble then.

"Catholic High School Girls in Trouble" maybe...


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The Jade wrote:
Heathansson wrote:
Kentucky Fried Movie's in trouble then.
"Catholic High School Girls in Trouble" maybe...

"Show me your('re) nuts!"


Sebastian wrote:

They changed the name because the state of KY wanted to make them pay for the use of "Kentucky."

No, seriously.

http://www.snopes.com/lost/kfc.htm

The name was changed back in 2006.

Well, you learn something new every day.

I knew of the story regarding the change in name to remove reference to "fried" in their name as a result of the health connotations and the fact that they offered more than just fried chicken, but this makes so much sense. Amazed that I didn't already know about this...

Thanks for the link!


Kirth Gersen wrote:
The Jade wrote:
Heathansson wrote:
Kentucky Fried Movie's in trouble then.
"Catholic High School Girls in Trouble" maybe...
"Show me your('re) nuts!"

It's been said that the test of a man's courage is how performs in the face of danger. Well, in the next half hour, you're gonna meet a very unique breed of cat. The kind of man who doesn't know the meaning of the word fear. Rex Kramer, part-time airline mechanic, full-time daredevil. A man willing to risk his life for the sake of adventure. He has to chase it, confront it, and whip it. Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker!


On a related note, I was told just this week that many tomatoe plants now have pig genes spliced into their's. Supposed to make them redder and juicier. I couldn't care less, but I love to take every opportunity I can to tell people this while eating a good salad or BLT and watch them gag.


drunken_nomad wrote:
It's been said that the test of a man's courage is how performs in the face of danger. Well, in the next half hour, you're gonna meet a very unique breed of cat. The kind of man who doesn't know the meaning of the word fear. Rex Kramer, part-time airline mechanic, full-time daredevil. A man willing to risk his life for the sake of adventure. He has to chase it, confront it, and whip it. Rex Kramer, Danger Seeker!

Bulls%!&, or not?"


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I love KFC.

Liberty's Edge

mmmm....big box.


Tequila Sunrise wrote:
On a related note, I was told just this week that many tomatoe plants now have pig genes spliced into their's. Supposed to make them redder and juicier. I couldn't care less, but I love to take every opportunity I can to tell people this while eating a good salad or BLT and watch them gag.

"Squeal like a tomater for me . . . "


secretturchinman wrote:
I love KFC.

When I was working in the mountains in Jamaica, locals would go hours out of their way to reach Mandeville and its KFC. The place is like a religious shrine there.


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Kirth Gersen wrote:
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When I was working in the mountains in Jamaica, locals would go hours out of their way to reach Mandeville and its KFC. The place is like a religious shrine there.

As it should be.


KFC is yummy.


If I have to eat store bought fried chicken I like Popeye's hot & spicy but Church's has really good chicken strips. Plus, Church's has corn nuggets, MMMMMMMMmmmmmm


I like Popeye's for the mashed 'tatoes (mm...'tatoes) and gravy they have, 'cause the gravy is nice & spicy.

Mind you, haven't had Popeye's in about...9 years, so it sounds really tasty right about now.

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Lilith wrote:

I like Popeye's for the mashed 'tatoes (mm...'tatoes) and gravy they have, 'cause the gravy is nice & spicy.

Mind you, haven't had Popeye's in about...9 years, so it sounds really tasty right about now.

My wife likes them also. I don't like em cause the only ones around me are in the "warzone" with the workin' girls and the pistol-packin gangstas around. Whenever I surprise her with it I always say "I risked my life to bring this to you" but it never gets me extra browny points.

FH

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Fake Healer wrote:
Lilith wrote:

I like Popeye's for the mashed 'tatoes (mm...'tatoes) and gravy they have, 'cause the gravy is nice & spicy.

Mind you, haven't had Popeye's in about...9 years, so it sounds really tasty right about now.

My wife likes them also. I don't like em cause the only ones around me are in the "warzone" with the workin' girls and the pistol-packin gangstas around. Whenever I surprise her with it I always say "I risked my life to bring this to you" but it never gets me extra browny points.

FH

That's cos she knows Delaware aint hard, chump! ;)


I go to KFC for the chicken sammichs. I love sammichs.


secretturchinman wrote:
I go to KFC for the chicken sammichs. I love sammichs.

You must... I notice with pleasure that you require yourself to write "sammich" (spelled that way) at least once in every thread on which you post. Which, I gotta say, I kind of admire. You've set a standard and you're holding to it, even if the thread is about chicken. Or flumphs, I assume. (Believe it or not, this is one of my few non-sarcastic posts. Please don't take it the wrong way; I think it's cool to have a personal quirk, for whatever it's worth.)


Kirth Gersen wrote:
You must... I notice with pleasure that you require yourself to write "sammich" (spelled that way) at least once in every thread on which you post. Which, I gotta say, I kind of admire. You've set a standard and you're holding to it, even if the thread is about chicken. Or flumphs, I assume. (Believe it or not, this is one of my few non-sarcastic posts. Please don't take it the wrong way; I think it's cool to have a personal quirk, for whatever it's worth.)

Thank you. I try to be consistent. I have never had a flumph sammich. What is a flumph? Is it any good on a sammich?


secretturchinman wrote:
Thank you. I try to be consistent. I have never had a flumph sammich. What is a flumph? Is it any good on a sammich?

A flumph sandwich is far better than a $hit sandwich, in any event! Flumphs are despised creatures from the 1st edition Fiend Folio: LG alignment, no HD, no real attacks, and helpless if flipped over. Though the illustration does make them look like they'd taste like calamari... MMMMMMMMMM! Flumph sammich! Mmmmm!

Egad, now you've got me doing it.

Liberty's Edge

Flumph falafels rock.
Be a flumph muncher!


Tegan wrote:
If I have to eat store bought fried chicken I like Popeye's hot & spicy but Church's has really good chicken strips. Plus, Church's has corn nuggets, MMMMMMMMmmmmmm

EDIT - Change Church's to Golden Chick. (i'd just gotten up & wasn't awake yet, damn time change)


Kirth Gersen wrote:
secretturchinman wrote:
Thank you. I try to be consistent. I have never had a flumph sammich. What is a flumph? Is it any good on a sammich?

A flumph sandwich is far better than a $hit sandwich, in any event! Flumphs are despised creatures from the 1st edition Fiend Folio: LG alignment, no HD, no real attacks, and helpless if flipped over. Though the illustration does make them look like they'd taste like calamari... MMMMMMMMMM! Flumph sammich! Mmmmm!

Egad, now you've got me doing it.

Y'all are crackin' me up. Thanks for the laugh!


Kirth Gersen wrote:
secretturchinman wrote:
I love KFC.
When I was working in the mountains in Jamaica, locals would go hours out of their way to reach Mandeville and its KFC. The place is like a religious shrine there.

Some of my friends went to China to teach English to school children there and they said that Pizza Hut and KFC had lines around the block there since they were just allowed in to China's economy. If you want to impress your date in the People's Republic, take 'em to an American fast food place.

And, coincidentally, if you've got a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul.

Scarab Sages

Popeye's is the only place to go for great fried chicken. KFC sucks! Churchs sucks! Anybody except Popeye's sucks!

I actually worked at a Popeye's one summer and so ate it every day of the week for 3 months. A friend (now deceased) of my father, was one of the heads of Al Copeland's (Popeye's founder) spice mixing plant (where they make the Mild and Spicy seasoning, along with other stuff. Finally, when growing up, I could ride my bike over past Al Copeland's house. Every year he'd put up a huge display of Christmas lights and drive his neighbors crazy. I guess it was inevitable that I become a Popeye's fanatic. Living in Philly, I don't eat it as often these days, but I still try to have it at least once a month.

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James Keegan wrote:
Kirth Gersen wrote:
secretturchinman wrote:
I love KFC.
When I was working in the mountains in Jamaica, locals would go hours out of their way to reach Mandeville and its KFC. The place is like a religious shrine there.

Some of my friends went to China to teach English to school children there and they said that Pizza Hut and KFC had lines around the block there since they were just allowed in to China's economy. If you want to impress your date in the People's Republic, take 'em to an American fast food place.

And, coincidentally, if you've got a date in Constantinople, she'll be waiting in Istanbul.

Blame it on the Brits.

FH

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We sat down one evening to a heapin helpin of KFC, only to find a gigantic freakin fiendish blue centipede in the bottom of the cold slaw. Ever since then, I will not touch the stuff.

Kentucky Fried Centipede.


Dammit, now I want fried chicken for lunch.


Remember a few years back when Mc Donald's announced that their Chicken Mc Niggets were now made with REAL CHICKEN?

My question is: What the hell have I been eating all those years before that???

Ultradan

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Kangaroo and wombat.


Anybody see the Simpsons in which Homer was following the McRib sandwich? And when asked if it was really rat meat, the guy said, "Um... think smaller and more legs."

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Heathansson wrote:
Kangaroo and wombat.

OOhh Crikey! Ain't she a beaut!

FH

Silver Crusade

Here's my question: (and I bet Ultradan can back me up on this)

They changed the official name of the company to KFC, and no longer suggest that the word "Kentucky" is in the title. In other words, "KFC" technically does not stand for anything at all...

Why, then, are they called "PFK" in Quebec? I almost laughed out loud when I saw one. If KFC doesn't mean anything, than why would you need to translate "Kentucky Fried Chicken" into "Poulet Frite Kentucky" (thus PFK)?


Celestial Healer wrote:
Why, then, are they called "PFK" in Quebec? I almost laughed out loud when I saw one. If KFC doesn't mean anything, than why would you need to translate "Kentucky Fried Chicken" into "Poulet Frite Kentucky" (thus PFK)?

Did the official name change take place AFTER "PFK" was already in place? That would explain it. Don't want people saying "Je veux de PFK maintenant!" and then driving there and saying, "Qu'est-ce que c'est 'KFC'? Je ne sais pas, mais, probablement, c'est le merde. Ou est PFK?!"


James Keegan wrote:

Some of my friends went to China to teach English to school children there and they said that Pizza Hut and KFC had lines around the block there since they were just allowed in to China's economy. If you want to impress your date in the People's Republic, take 'em to an American fast food place.

One of my mates was in Poland in the late 90s, same deal. He went into a McDonalds and it was full of rich ladies in fur coats and jewellry who looked at him like he was the scum of the earth. He laughed out loud at them for thinking he was too unkempt to eat at Maccas.

"Heathansson wrote:
Kangaroo and Wombat

Only people who can prove they are aboriginals are allowed to kill and eat wombats, so I've never eaten them. But kangaroos, there're millions of the bastards and they taste good too. You can buy roo meat at any supermarket here. It tastes like goat or something, (though not really) and is very dense and redder than beef. Legend has it if you eat a big hunk of kangaroo meat and go to bed you'll have very intense dreams, like with shellfish.

Liberty's Edge

Yeah, kangaroo steak is nice. Lasagne with kangaroo meat though ... not so good.

My sister doesnt believe in eating the meat of hooved animals when she's in Australia, cos the hooves are bad for the Australian soil. So she mainly eats kangaroo. She really likes lasagne, but somehow kangaroo mince lasagne just tastes wrong to me...

Back on chicken, I once bought a BBQ chook from the local supermarket - and it had three drumsticks attached. Don't know what was going on there. Tasted good though.


Mothman wrote:

Yeah, kangaroo steak is nice. Lasagne with kangaroo meat though ... not so good.

My sister doesnt believe in eating the meat of hooved animals when she's in Australia, cos the hooves are bad for the Australian soil. So she mainly eats kangaroo. She really likes lasagne, but somehow kangaroo mince lasagne just tastes wrong to me...

I've eaten roo steak and sausages but never dared the mince myself. The chopped up steak makes a good stir-fry with veges and noodles.

The damage hooved animals have done to the environment here is shocking. I reckon they should shut down most of the cattle farms and make roo farms instead. I mean the things are so tough and well-adapted that we have to cull them. Plus they don't need much feed or water compared to cattle. They should be a staple of our diet but I guess habits are hard to break.

Liberty's Edge

I wanna eat a some kangroo now.


Sebastian wrote:

They changed the name because the state of KY wanted to make them pay for the use of "Kentucky."

No, seriously.

http://www.snopes.com/lost/kfc.htm

The name was changed back in 2006.

No, seriously, understand what the "Lost Legends" of snopes.com represents. Check out:

http://www.snopes.com/lost/false.htm

On the other hand, if you believe that Mr. Ed was really a zebra or that the California state flag was supposed to display a pear instead of a bear, then feel free to believe whatever you want to about KFC.

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UltraTroll wrote:


On the other hand, if you believe that Mr. Ed was really a zebra or that the California state flag was supposed to display a pear instead of a bear, then feel free to believe whatever you want to about KFC.

Bummer.

Here's the link to the true story.

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/kfc.asp

*shakes fist at Snopes & Google for betraying him*

Liberty's Edge

Bummer. I wanna pet chicken-part centipede mutant. I will love him, and pet him, and name him George.

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