Yuck or luck?
Parents are full of funny euphemisms for gross vegetables. But, eventually normal foods and their conventional names (e.g., broccoli) don’t offend anymore. However, there are unconventional foods that only adventurous eaters can stomach. And, these foods demand euphemisms—we’re talking the kind of demand where you’re grabbed by the collar and thrown up against the wall.
Substitutions, deceptive descriptors, and exotic names lure unwary diners to select these dishes off the menu. Once at the table, a chill of terror creeps down the diner’s spine as they realize “this is definitely not what I ordered!” Here are a few of those dishes that may sound tasteful but are most certainly not.