Over at All Recipes, I have a blog as well. I really don't use it that much. I kinda started to at the beginning of the year but I've written all of one thing there since early September. I guess since I started to write more about things like cooking and family here on Muddy Runner, there wasn't really a necessity to blog over there about things like that.
But I revived that blog, for at least one post anyway. And it has caused a little bit of a stir.
Here's the link to that post.
As much as I was tempted to do it over there, I'll explain here why I chose to blog about that and some of the fallout from that post.
Now, it's not exactly a hot-button topic. I wrote about cumin. Yeah, the spice. I like the spice although it doesn't smell that great (I believe Raoulysgirl described it as armpit stench once, and that's not stretching it in the least). Well, the post wasn't about the spice itself per se but rather the pronunciation of it.
It sorta bugs me when I hear it pronounced koo-min, as in it rhymes with Newman. It's just like a pet peeve I guess. It doesn't exactly boil my blood when I hear it pronounced koo-min, just bugs me. I pronounce it kyoo-min. I felt like I needed to express my reasons why I pronounce it kyoo-min instead of koo-min, convince others that I at least have a basis of why I feel this way and maybe try and make people laugh or at least think. So I blogged about it. It was meant to have a lighthearted tone, not really meant to have any malice. I wasn't exactly advocating anything really, just a pet peeve and a reason why I feel that way.
But some people were quick to try and tell me why I was wrong or to question my reasoning. None of the negative comments really bothered me - I've heard much, much worse said about me, believe me. It's just funny what will draw the ire and venom from some people, as if questioning a random blogger's intelligence will make them feel better or something.
Most of the comments, though, were positive so not everyone was riled up about it I suppose. My favorite comment was probably by the user AZ, who was quite intelligent in her response about the background of cumin.
I mean, it's just kyoo-min, for eff's sake.