Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Pepperoncini


The sweet Italian pepper. It is everywhere, yet no one knows what the hell to call it. Typically pickled, it is often called the Tuscan Pepper or the Golden Greek Pepper. I simply call it yummy. It has many variations in pronunciation:
"Pepper O'Cheeny"
"Pepper O'Seeny"
"Pepro-Cheeny"
I have even heard one unfortunate individual call it:
"Perpesrony"
Once and for all, however, I shall dispense with all the nonsense. From heretofore, the happy little pickled pepper shall be known by its rightful name: Pepper-Cheeny. If you don't like it, you are invited to go stuff yourself.

8 comments:

  1. amanda3:37 PM

    This posting looked so lonely without any comments. It may not have any comments due to the content, but I'm biased as I avoid pepper-cheenies in the non-digital world if I can help it. I find them to be the most annoying part of eating at McMenamins. They soak the paper on the woven plate and anything they reside next to. I hate a soggy hamburger bun, nasty. My inability to comprehend the greatness of pepper-cheenies is sacrilege I have no doubt.

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  2. You forgot to mention our Vice President's little known exotic dancing daughter, Pepper Cheney.

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  3. While I feel your post is a bait to the anal retentive side of me, it has worked. So, without further delay, I offer the following:

    pep-per-awn-CHEE-nee

    There. Per your instructions, I will now go stuff myself.

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  4. Anonymous7:21 PM

    I have to agree with abestis, there is an o in there.

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  5. Bubba7:53 PM

    I had to ask my Italian G-ma on this one. She said the proper pronunciation is pep-per-awn-CHEE-nee unless you’re in jersey then pepper-cheenie will do.

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  6. Anonymous5:07 AM

    well maybe there is an "O" in it but it could always be a silent 'on' Im from Oregon and we pronounce it pepper-CHEENY some say pepper-SEENY but I hate it that way

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  7. Anonymous11:28 AM

    Just say BANANA PEPPER mmmkay

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    1. Anonymous9:39 PM

      Ummm except a banana pepper is NOT the same thing as the delicious pepperoncini. So...

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