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September 10, 2009 5:13 AM   Subscribe

Galliard. Amienne. Miso. Postel. Is it a cheese? Or is it a font?
posted by Alt F4 (30 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
If you have to ask, it's probably neither.
posted by Mcable at 5:18 AM on September 10, 2009


Incorrect! Fontina is not a small font. 50% of people get that right.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 5:21 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


It hardly matters, since I can use both fonts and cheese in the same contexts: namedropping them to pick up babes in bars.
posted by DU at 5:36 AM on September 10, 2009 [4 favorites]


Spenwood is a vegetarian cheese that is made from sheep's milk.
What is a vegetarian cheese?
I got a lot of these wrong. I'm surprised. I actually thought I knew more about this than you can imagine.
posted by tellurian at 5:40 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


haha...i got like 5% right. at least my arteries are clean and i'm not so pretentious...
posted by sexyrobot at 5:41 AM on September 10, 2009


I actually did pretty well. Got most of them right.

I know nothing about fonts, but I do love cheese.
posted by vacapinta at 5:43 AM on September 10, 2009


>What is a vegetarian cheese?

A vegetarian cheese is one made with a vegetarian coagulating agent, rather than the usual calf rennet.

Most cheese does not strictly qualify for an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet, due to the use of rennet.

Most ovo-lacto vegetarians, including myself, don't care.
posted by ixohoxi at 5:44 AM on September 10, 2009 [4 favorites]


Most ovo-lacto vegetarians, including myself, don't care.

Why not? I don't mean to start a flamewar here, I'm just curious.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 5:51 AM on September 10, 2009


A vegetarian cheese is one made with a vegetarian coagulating agent
Ah! thanks for that ixohoxi, you live and learn.
posted by tellurian at 5:53 AM on September 10, 2009


Most ovo-lacto vegetarians, including myself, don't care.

Why not? I don't mean to start a flamewar here, I'm just curious.


I think they just love gopod cheese too much to leave it out. (and there are just not many varieties of rennet free cheese.)
posted by mary8nne at 6:01 AM on September 10, 2009


I found this infuriating and intend to resign my current position to start a font foundry churning* out typefaces named after cheeses as revenge.
*Do you see what I did there?
posted by nowonmai at 6:02 AM on September 10, 2009


I do know that Zinfandel perks up my Baskerville Old Face.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:04 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Speaking of odd things that need a vegetarian version: Jello, marshmallows and (some) gummi candies. They use gelatin, which is made from bone. Appetizing.
posted by DU at 6:12 AM on September 10, 2009


there are just not many varieties of rennet free cheese
Here is a list.
posted by tellurian at 6:12 AM on September 10, 2009


>Why not? I don't mean to start a flamewar here, I'm just curious.

There are as many reasons for being vegetarian as there are vegetarians—it's not just animal rights. Other reasons include health concerns, environmentalism (a plant-based diet has a far smaller carbon profile, and uses far fewer resources, than a meat-based diet), taste preference, religious dietary laws, and habit. Everyone has their own reason(s) for being vegetarian, and everyone has to decide for themselves what they're willing to sacrifice for those reasons.

Some vegetarians who are concerned about animal rights don't know about rennet. Some of them know about rennet but manage not to worry about it (yes, they're rationalizing) because it's "out of sight, out of mind" and cheese is so damn good.

Myself? I went veggie mainly for animal-rights reasons, but I was 17 then, and my enthusiasm for that cause has faded a bit. I still abhor factory farming, but I no longer condemn the basic practice of eating meat (so long as the animal is raised and slaughtered humanely). My diet is still primarily meatless, but I eat seafood about once a month (mainly sushi). I've even been known to take a bite of chicken or pork, just to make sure it's still not for me—and it's not. After fifteen years without the stuff, I don't think my body recognizes it as food any more—it's just not appetizing. So there's the "habit".
posted by ixohoxi at 6:23 AM on September 10, 2009


Oh—I should mention that although I'm no longer as gung-ho about my initial reason for going veggie, the experience of being vegetarian has led me to appreciate the health and environmental benefits. And to discover a whole world of righteous cuisine that I probably wouldn't have otherwise.
posted by ixohoxi at 6:25 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


surely this should be cheese or *typeface*
posted by russm at 6:43 AM on September 10, 2009


Does Fontina feature in the quiz?
posted by tellurian at 6:49 AM on September 10, 2009


503 Bad Gateway

Um...cheese?
posted by spamguy at 7:17 AM on September 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


Lame - every single one I had for a run of 30 or so was a Cheese. Did they run out of cheese sounding fonts? I stopped trying and just clicked Cheese repeatedly until my ADD took over and brought me back to comment.

Most ovo-lacto vegetarians, including myself, don't care.
Am I the only one who giggled at the word ovo-lacto? I think I will make that "today's word" to incorporate into random sentences.
posted by msbutah at 7:49 AM on September 10, 2009


> Am I the only one who giggled at the word ovo-lacto?
I'm surprised this comment hasn't already been supercensored by the militant feminist cultists who hold this place in their tyrannical grip. Ovos and lactos are no giggling matter.
posted by nowonmai at 8:46 AM on September 10, 2009


velveetica
smoked goudy
I can see how there'd be confusion!

I'd eat a cheese called Franklin Gothic.
posted by moonmilk at 9:09 AM on September 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


Gouda is both a cheese and a font.

Now what?
posted by vacapinta at 9:24 AM on September 10, 2009


If you get confused about the difference, use this mnemonic device:

"What can't a font do? A font can't do fondue."
posted by freecellwizard at 11:46 AM on September 10, 2009 [4 favorites]


It hardly matters, since I can use both fonts and cheese in the same contexts: namedropping them to pick up babes in bars.

Please send me locations of bars where one can get laid dropping font names.

/Mrs Eaves, you're trying to seduce me!
posted by Mcable at 1:21 PM on September 10, 2009


"surely this should be cheese or *typeface*"

http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/theyre-not-fonts
posted by bz at 9:11 AM on September 11, 2009


fuck I obviously dont know a damn thing about fonts or cheese. why can't this be about metal bands and mangoes
posted by vanar sena at 7:11 AM on September 12, 2009


I'd eat a cheese called Franklin Gothic.

It's the cheese they make at Manderlay. It's made from mold, unpasteurized cow's milk, and ex-wives.
posted by The Whelk at 4:47 PM on October 1, 2009


> I got a lot of these wrong. I'm surprised. I actually thought I knew more about this than you can imagine.

Dude, it's not like your mom is into fonts. With cheese we all know about her love and predilections.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:28 PM on October 2, 2009


Dude, it's not like your mom is into fonts. With cheese we all know about her love and predilections.
I don't understand this.
Dude, it's not like you didn't make an in-joke on my 'more than you can imagine' in-joke but I'd like to say something. I feel I can do it in this moribund thread to put it on record rather than memailing you.
I've never made a 'your mom' joke (a generality that hones in on the singular) and although my 'more than you can imagine' dig was attributed to a particular user and could be interpreted as singular in nature, I think they may be different in nature.
I just came back from a visit from my mother who lives a few states away. I get to visit her two, maybe three times, tops, a year (often less). As I advance in years (I'm in my early 50s now), I find my attitudes hardening and constantly try and combat that and remain open and maintain a sense of humour. I know that some subjects can be contentitious issues in an open forum such as Metafilter but I accept that difficulty because I very much appreciate the diversity of opinion to be found here.
I am aware of and have visited your satirical letter writing sites and thought I was inured to your whiles but I have nonetheless found it somewhat surprising to be a little shocked by your in-joke. I'm putting it down to the long bow that you drew to make it and my recent visit with my mother. No animosity on my part is created by your comment, I just wanted to register my surprise at my reaction and to maybe allow you to reprise your future comments if you should choose to do so (that is entirely up to you of course). Face it though, ''Your mother' jokes, are they that funny?
PS. DO NOT send drawings of things to try and confuse me.
posted by tellurian at 6:25 AM on October 4, 2009


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