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[–]DigitalGhostie 1020 points1021 points  (18 children)

"Fuck don't believe everything you read on the internet"

  • Moses at Mount Sinai

[–]treescentric 223 points224 points  (5 children)

"What the fuck is the internet? I'll just put 'don't covet', that should cover it"

  • The transcriber

[–]Chubbypants3 40 points41 points  (1 child)

“Covet is big word. Must dumb down to want”

The pastor

[–]ToungedMyDog 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"In the name of the lord, amen"

[–]neroisstillbanned 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Obviously. The filing fee for such a suit would vastly exceed the potential damages.

[–]Zobliquity 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s the principle!!!

[–]JaxDefore 1452 points1453 points  (263 children)

Not that there aren't any, but I cook a lot of Chinese recipes (a lot of Szechuan which is noted for spiciness) and have never come across one that called for chili powder.

[–]notagoodboye 620 points621 points  (233 children)

"Chili Powder" is like "Curry Powder". It's just bullshit. It's a spice mix, not an actual "thing". Chili powder is cayenne, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and paprika, in various proportions. When you advance in the recipes that need chili powder, you eventually start making your own, just because you want to fine tune the taste.

So I'd be stunned if someone dumped some "chili powder" in their food. They're not making their own spice mix?

[–]EileenSuki 306 points307 points  (154 children)

That is so weird to me, because where I live (Netherlands) chili powder is litteraly made from crushed chili's. I cook Chinese food a lot and like to add it to my recipes. Edit: spelling is hard

[–]l_lll_ll 152 points153 points  (89 children)

The problem is that there is no agreed upon item that the word "chilli" refers to. A chilli pepper could be any somewhat spicy pepper.

[–]Roadrunner571 77 points78 points  (47 children)

Yeah, but in German and I think also in Dutch there is a certain definition of what is a chilli pepper and what is not.

And if you order a pepperoni pizza in Germany, you're in for a big surprise.

[–]Usgarden 32 points33 points  (22 children)

German-living Brit here (escaped after the Brexit vote) - pepperoni pizza is literally chopped pepper pizza. Although it's a bit hit and miss, I've seen 'pepperoni' pizza as a headline and then the ingredients mention salami...order in English or with the hint of English accent and they will correct you!

[–]badgerandaccessories 12 points13 points  (20 children)

A very specific salami. But yeah, salami.

[–]Usgarden 9 points10 points  (19 children)

Place near me does a kebab pizza, so I don't even need to consider it anymore...

[–]ilovepolthavemybabie 10 points11 points  (16 children)

Place near me does a fried chicken/mashed potatoes pizza

[–]Avedas 9 points10 points  (9 children)

Place near me does mayonnaise, potato, squid, and fish egg pizza... yeah...

[–]Mace_Blackthorn 13 points14 points  (16 children)

Is it tiny peppers? Peperocinni? I’ve never heard the word out loud and even in my head there’s a stumble when I get to the c.

[–]PizzaAndProtein 39 points40 points  (12 children)

It's probably a jalapeno pizza. Peperoni in German translates to hot peppers in English according to Google.

I just realised this is the first post I've made relevant to my /u/!

[–]Historiaaa 12 points13 points  (2 children)

In french, Chili is a whole-ass country

[–]westo4 10 points11 points  (0 children)

In the US, the country is spelled Chile. That's how the Chileans spell it too.

[–]dkline39 6 points7 points  (18 children)

Umm, there is definitely an agreed upon definition for a chili pepper. A chili pepper refers to any fruit of plants in the genus capsicum.

[–]youlleatitandlikeit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure that's what /u/l_lll_ll was saying. Poblano, habanero, and jalepeno are all considered chili peppers even though their heat level and flavor profile is different.

And then there are other uses of the word "chili", mostly due to its use in the meath-based dish of the same name. So "chili powder" in the US can have a variety of seasonings suited for the stew dish.

[–]MsRatbag 40 points41 points  (29 children)

I'm from the US but now live in NZ... I didn't know that other places chilli powder is just chillies. I had an American recipe that called for a few tablespoons of (American) chilli powder.... That was a mistake I did not make twice!

[–]DAVENP0RT 41 points42 points  (21 children)

In the US, they are distinct ingredients and both are used often. If you ever see a recipe that lists CHILI POWDER (notice the spelling), that is a spice mixture. On the other hand, CHILE POWDER is just pulverized chiles.


[–]MsRatbag 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Yep I know that now. Never knew that when I lived in the states (for 20 years hahaha)

[–]theclassicoversharer 16 points17 points  (3 children)

People are confusing two different kinds of chili powder. There's one that's used in stew and Mexican dishes and there's one that's used in Asian dishes. Wait until they find out about chili oil!

[–]FancySack 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I can't have home-made ramen anymore without a drop or two of chili oil on top.

[–]geon 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Notice the number of ”L”s.

Chili powder is a mix.

Chilli powder is crushed dried chillies.

Edit; I have apparently been misinformed.

[–]EileenSuki 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh I noticed I made a spellings mistake! Dyslexia likes to do that. I mean just chili powder with one l. My language doesn't have the difference you describe here. We just have chili powder. I learned something about american chili or chilli!

[–]birdboix 4 points5 points  (0 children)

In the US that'd be crushed pepper. "Chili powder" is a mix and 100000% not associated with Chinese food. It's for making chili. Or other Texmex dishes.

[–]Medcait 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I live in the states and here also, if you look at the ingredients, it is also crushed chilis.

[–]Trakiet 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Chinese food (the Americanized type) tend to use chili flakes or whole dried chili pods instead of powder. Most chili powder in the US tend to be made from smoked chili and it often does not lend well to Asian food. I tend to use cayenne pepper instead because it is easier to be assured it doesn't have that smokey taste.

[–]jjester7777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I buy chile powder from various places and it's always one ingredient: dried chile and maybe and anti-caking agent if it's a cheapo brand like the also stuff. I also made my own by using dried gaujillo chile peppers and it tasted the same as the store bought one. So I didn't bother making it again

[–]lifesasport 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Depends. Chilli powder is different from Chili powder (see this TIFU), so she could have been asking for more heat

[–]MibitGoHan 3 points4 points  (2 children)

It's really not true though. Chilli vs chili vs chile is all dependent on where you are. It's not really a chili powder always means x, and chilli powder always means y.

[–]blazera 24 points25 points  (1 child)

This isn't true. There are chili powder spice blends, but chili powder is a thing being a powdered form of dried chilis, and the chief ingredient even in the blends.

[–]TalkOfSexualPleasure 11 points12 points  (1 child)

In Asia chilli powder is actually freshly ground chillies.

[–]mitchandre 23 points24 points  (5 children)

You clearly have not been outside your bubble. Chilli powder can be ground up chillies, it depends what part of the world your recipe is based on.

[–]oprah9000 12 points13 points  (22 children)

Wait... really? I never knew this.

[–]2buckforyourchuck 5 points6 points  (1 child)

No. This person is wrong and needs more downvotes. There are plenty of chili powders that are... get this... ground up chilies. That said, there are many different kinds. But a chili powder is ground up chilies no cumin. No anything else. They’re thinking of Mexican spice blend. Not the same.

[–]notagoodboye 15 points16 points  (16 children)

Yep! Curry just means “sauce”, not unlike how “chili” kinda means “bean stew”.

[–]Tehlaserw0lf 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Meat stew* beans weren’t a thing until later on.

[–]MisterMetallica 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Chili powder is a thing. It's dried chili peppers ground down to a powder. What are you talking about?

[–]jgbelvis 5 points6 points  (3 children)

No chili powder can just be dried chilis crushed into a powder... Source went to culinary school and cooked for about 10 years.

[–]jacktheriddler 5 points6 points  (1 child)

What're you on about dude? I'm from South Asia and chili powder is literally just ground up dried chillies. It's a staple of South Asian cuisine.

[–]gurusviews 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If you go to Asian or Indian stores and ask for Chilli powder, you get chilli powder - made from dried chillies and nothing else added. Its not a spice mix.

[–]CakeTester 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dunno what the fuck you're buying, but chilli powder is powdered chilli round here. Nothing more, nothing less.

[–]YellowBreakfast 2 points3 points  (0 children)


You are referring to "chili spice" which is used to flavor "chili beans" which, yes is a blend.

Chile (or chili) powder is just ground up dried chiles and totally IS a thing.

[–]AustinTreeLover 29 points30 points  (9 children)

Chili powder is a catch-all term that includes any one of a variety of peppers, and usually a few other spices (garlic, cumin, salt, etc.)

It’s common in Mexican and Tex-Mex food and is different kitchen to kitchen, and brand to brand. I make Tex-Mex often enough that I make my own batch once a month or so.

Not sure what kinda Chinese food she’s talking about using it in???

[–]JaxDefore 13 points14 points  (7 children)

I know what it is. I just have never seen a Chinese recipe that called for it.

[–]munchbunny 3 points4 points  (2 children)

As a Chinese person who cooks Chinese food, I haven’t seen any recipes that call for chili powder either. There’s a huge variety of hot sauces, and there’s crushed chili peppers as part of a sauce, but not powdered chili peppers.

The closest I can think of to chili powder in Chinese food is a spice mix of crushed chili peppers and a couple other things that some of the more Americanized Chinese restaurants keep at the table. Also there’s shichimi togarashi, but that’s Japanese.

But that’s all besides the point. Suing over not putting any condiment, chili powder or not, in your food is egregious.

[–]gonnagetu 469 points470 points  (19 children)

“China Restaurant”

[–]iNNeRKaoS 161 points162 points  (9 children)

"Let's go to our local Mack Donalds."

[–]iilegallyblonde 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Echoes of my grandma saying it like that

[–]thekevo1297 59 points60 points  (5 children)

Those are some of my favorite restaurants along with Mexico Restaurants.

[–]GimmeTheGunKaren 29 points30 points  (3 children)

When you’re not in the mood for Eye-talian food.

[–]cazzipropri 333 points334 points  (22 children)

I call bullshit on this one. Unless she ordered chili catering for $80k, no lawyer is going to put their reputation on the line to file such a frivolous lawsuits. People don't know how lawsuits work.

[–]Smaggies 44 points45 points  (4 children)

It's not so much bullshit as someone CLEARLY taking the piss. People aren't supposed to believe it.

[–]Zeolance 14 points15 points  (3 children)

taking the piss

I assume this means joking?

[–]SuccessAndSerenity 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Yep, English phrase.

[–]Ant123bell 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Also commonly used in ya hot fucking former prison camp island

[–]alaskaj1 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It could have been a small claims court or otherwise filed as a self representing lawsuit. I have seen some crazy lawsuits pop up just in my local area, mostly from people with significant mental issues. These lawsuits still have to be dealt with by the courts even if it is just to throw them out.

[–]potentailmemes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yea but the whole tweet looks sus, looks like some shit from r/okbuddyretard

[–]theofiel 73 points74 points  (8 children)

I visited this lady's profile and she's about the most un-Karen Karen I've ever laid my eyes upon. I imagine this isn't really her.

[–]Romanticon 50 points51 points  (5 children)

From her twitter, she seems like a super nice lady who cares about women voting and children getting proper diets and meals at school. This meme seems like slander.

[–]theofiel 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Right? I reported it and it's still up. This poster is also totally a karma farming account btw, the guy has no original posts.

[–]Hickorydickoryducks 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Wow I'm kinda annoyed that this subreddit would even leave this up then..

[–]readergrl56 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Op is also violating the “no personal information” rule

[–]holla15 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I wonder if it was from the June 2015 when she says she was hacked the day before and apologizes for some tweets.

[–]bublm8 46 points47 points  (2 children)

That deleted, top, most awarded comment:

I checked the account. It's real, but this tweet isn't. Which is double fucked up because she seems like a nice lady. Posted something about trans rights. Fighting for good school lunches. etc. etc.

[–]aeroazure 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There's no reason for that to be removed

[–]seif-epic 21 points22 points  (0 children)

How can you think this is real?

[–]Psychogeist-WAR 37 points38 points  (6 children)

This has to be bullshit. There isn’t a judge alive who wouldn’t laugh this nonsense right out of the courtroom...

[–]-xXxMangoxXx- 11 points12 points  (1 child)

So this post uses a tweet that doesnt seem to actually exist and show personal information but it stays up but the guy calling it out about how this breaks rules and stuff gets taken down. What a joke.

[–]pijkleem 68 points69 points  (14 children)

reported.. someone take this garbage down

[–]-azuma- 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Take this shit down. OP should be banned from the sub. Get this trash out of here.

[–]stickyfingazinya 17 points18 points  (1 child)

The amount of people who can’t see this is parody is alarming

[–]DowntownJohnBrown 5 points6 points  (0 children)

“Haha these Karens are so dumb! They’ll believe anything they see on the internet about essential oils or anti-vax propaganda! How could anyone be so gullible and naive?

Anyway, did you guys see this Twitter screenshot of some random person on the internet telling a story that fits perfectly into the current internet circlejerk of hate against Karens? It’s just further evidence of how dumb and delusional those Karens are!”

[–]OhNoShesGoneKaren 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is anything in this subreddit true? I think this place is run by rejected memers who just make shit up to get people worked up and outraged. So goddamn pathetic. There’s plenty of real Karens doing real Karen shit. Go find and post that.

[–]ItsBoomBoomTime 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Reddit is so full of garbage.

[–]R3dstorm86 2 points3 points  (0 children)

the deleted top rated comments were talking about how this tweet may be real but it seems it didn't come from this user.

[–]TooShiftyForYou 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"We wrote a SCATHING 1-star review on Yelp and the restaurant didn't even close!"

[–]Abrical 2 points3 points  (2 children)

is it a troll twitter account ?

[–]TheAsianSquad 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No, it’s real, but this tweet doesn’t exist. This woman is actually a good person, fighting for women’s rights and proper diets for children.

[–]YellowBreakfast 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think the tweet was a troll.

Either this is a photoshop or her account was hacked as she does not write like a 15YO texting.

EDIT: Also no posts since a year ago.

[–]Hugh_Jampton 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Well this is bullshit right?

In that it didn't happen

[–]ivandagiant 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Man this sub is going to shit

[–]Hamms_Bear 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My wife and I ordered an ice cream dessert with pecans , and it was spicy. Tasted like cayenne pepper. I flag down the waitress and let her know. She looks at me like I'm crazy. Try one, she does and has the WTF look on her face. She apologizes and brings us a new dessert and says the spicy nuts were for some salad on the menu. No big deal, we thought it was funny. The manager comes over apologizing like there was finger nails and hair in our food. Free dessert, free drinks and a gift card. This isn't necessary. Oh, I insist. OK, see you next week

[–]AngelicWaffle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Totally real human