Freedom Fries! WTF?

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  1. ghall macrumors 68040

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    So I went out to a little restaurant with my family tonight and I was looking at the menu, and something caught my eyes: Burgers, Served With Freedom Fries. Um, aren't Freedom Fries like so 5 years ago?

    I was so tempted to ask the waitress for some French Fries, just to see what would happen. :)

    Has anybody else seen any mention of Freedom Fries recently?
     
  2. joepunk macrumors 68030

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    I wish I had an opertunity like that but I live close to Seattle.

    Don't find much freedom fries support around here unless one travels east over the Cascades or south to the Vancouver WA area.

    I bet if I visited some ma & pa I might.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Ask them, "May I please have some french fries, please, and make them extra french." Instead of ketchup, ask for some dijon mustard.
     
  4. ghall thread starter macrumors 68040

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    LMAO. I'll have to remember that one for next time.
     
  5. aquajet macrumors 68020

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    :D

    This freedom fries thing is asinine. Always was stupid, always will be stupid.
     
  6. AppleGuy2 macrumors newbie

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    yah freedom fries have only been around for like 5 years now. :)
     
  7. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    ... I seem to recall the response to French Fries, being re-named Freedom Fries, was that French Fries were actually invented by a Belgian Dude and Belgium was actually assisting with the US. Size 15 foot in mouth for the USA, at the time.

    Of course could be urban legend.
     
  8. PCMacUser macrumors 68000

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    No you're on the right track. It's hotly disputed between the French and the Belgians who exactly invented hot chips (fries). Both have similar foods based around fries, eg., moules et frites, and both tend to eat fries with mayonnaise.
     
  9. ppc_michael Guest

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    What I don't get is why they call them "Freedom" Fries. That's implying that French == Freedom, and the two can be used interchangeably. A "better" :)rolleyes:) name would be something like Coward Fries or something. (I don't agree with this AT ALL but that would better convey what they morons were trying to say).
     
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    there was a restaurant i went to at rehoboth beach that served freedom fries, although that was last year, i forgot to check the menu this year.
     
  13. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a

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    whopee why does everyone have to be politically correct.
     
  14. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

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    French Chips of Freedom!
     
  15. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    That is stupid... I remembered when that was the big thing. I would sit down at a nice little diner for breakfast,
    Me: "yes I would like 2 eggs over hard, and a piece of french toast".

    waitress: "I'm sorry sir we serve freedom toast."

    Me: "Really?, ok, bye"

    waitress: "sir, you haven't paid for your coffee"

    Me, at the door: "Well, ask the French, I'm sure they'll pick up the tab"
     
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    It's weird, because just the other day my girlfriend and I were thinking of going to this mom & pop pizza place a few doors down from us, but we saw they had "freedom fries" on their menu. So we didn't go.
     
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    Hear, hear!
     
  19. MacNut macrumors Core

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    So if you call french fries "chips" then what do you call potato chips?
     
  20. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Crisps
     
  21. OutThere macrumors 603

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    Abstinence?

    I just had an image pop into my head of a high school principal yelling at some kids for PDA "Here at Joe Schmoe High we don't french kiss in the hallways! Here we practice the freedom kiss!". :p
     
  22. juanm macrumors 65816

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    You sit down, look at the menu, with pompous manners, and say this:

    "Je voudrais des frites de la liberté, s'il vous plaît. Merci"

    If they've kept the freedom thing on the menu, You won't change them, so have some fun!

    And if you can, whistle La Marseillaise.
     
  23. it5five macrumors 65816

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    We were totally going to order the fries in french from the pizza place. But it was raining, and we're poor so we didn't leave/eat out.
     
  24. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    You know, thinking back on it, I don't remember ever seeing "freedom fries" on a restaurant menu during the last six years. And I live in the deep, deep south.
     
  25. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    O man, top notch right there!


    I agree with furios- let's just call them chips! I mean, it's been working in England since forever, why can't we call them chips too!?!? :)
     

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