According to Lake Superior State University’s 40th Annual List of Banished Words, the term “foodie” is so hated and loathed it should be deleted. And this is not the first time it has been nominated.
I started my food blog almost six years ago. Back then the term foodie was not as over-used as it is, admittedly, today. I liked the sound of the term with my name. I considered a “foodie” to be a food enthusiast. Considering I was in such a bad way back then, food became my life. It is one of the best decisions I have made.
Since then the term has exploded and I agree, may be over-used (especially by yours truly). So what? Honestly, there is a lot to hate in the world but a cute yet positive term for someone who is passionate about food? Get over it!
Feedback From My “Foodie” Friends
In just a few hours I had various feedback from my friends on Facebook. From neutral to positive to not-so-positive. Thank you everyone for your feedback, I really appreciate it! I love my foodie friends. 😉
Classism & Commercialism
I was shocked to discover you can buy a journal just for your culinary explorations at Chapters. Although it appears to be mostly focused on eating and drinking out. Which really annoys me. Foodies can and do make a lot of their own food people! Like me, for example. And a lot of people who come to my blog, thank you very much.
Bring On The Hate
I know it seems silly to even write about this but it is not the first time I have come across visceral hatred of the term and it just seems to be getting worse.
The idea of obliterating a word is not insignificant to me. I am and always will be a writer first. I have a degree in English and Creative Writing. I fell in love with words before I could read them.
I also have a bit of a vested interest, of course. Am I going to be discriminated against as a writer, photographer, human being because I choose to be associated with a term that so many people want annihilated?
I am not going to change for anybody. So… good. I hope I annoy you, haters. I hope I get under that evil skin of yours. I hope my big happy smile makes you want to scream. I hope that my passion for food and unwavering dedication to make life taste “yummy” drives you mad.
You will not censor me. You will not alter my foodie journey. You will not delete my name from the internet. Hate Suzie the Foodie all you want, I am not going anywhere.