Food/Drink Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of  

Jacob Shelton
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In the last ten years, foodies (people who like food) have managed to weasel their way into mainstream culture, through any number of food blogs and Instagram profiles. If you don’t know what a foodie looks like, you can usually spot them in a trendy restaurant or at a food truck with their smartphone in hand, picking the best filter for their dinner. Truthfully, the photos aren’t the worst thing about foodies, it’s the foodie words they use to describe what they’re eating. Terms like “yummers,” “mouthfeel,” and “engorged” absolutely make our skin crawl. That’s why we’ve put together this poll to find out which are the most annoying food words and foodie terms.

We don’t have anything against someone who enjoys food, just please, for the love of everything gooey and alfresco, stop using the words on this list. We have a theory that these terms came to prominence after a secret Food Network initiative to give a free thesaurus to every food blogger in the world went live, but we can’t verify this theory, so the origin of these annoying words used to describe food is a mystery.

You surely have at least one obnoxious foodie friend by now, but it wasn’t that long ago that people referred to their food with regular, five cent words like "good" and "a delicious pizza." But those halcyon days are over, and now we have to hear our stupid friends talk about pizza like it’s a work of art. Although pizza is beautiful and we'll make an exception if pressed.

But for all things not pizza, you should immediately remove all the gross food words on this list from you vocabulary. But first, scroll down and vote up the foodie descriptors that would make you barf the most if you heard them out loud, and if we left out any foodie words that make you want to throw yourself off in a vat of boiling cabbage, be sure to add them as a PSA, alerting all food lovers to cease and desist, leaving these nasty words for the compost pile of the English language.

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1
136 67
Artisanal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Artisanal Artisanal is a fancy word for burned.

2
59 22
Farm-To-Table is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
analise.dubner added Farm-To-Table

3
108 61
Foodie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Foodie Maybe the worst word on this list, it means "person who likes food."

4
104 59
Deconstructed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Deconstructed Deconstructed just means ingredients in a pile.

5
73 36
Craft is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
JenniferGarnick added Craft

Another way of saying, "Takes forever to make."

6
108 71
Mouthfeel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Mouthfeel Mouthfeel feels gross coming out of your mouth. 

7
104 72
Moist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Moist Moist makes you think of humidity, and humidity makes you think of mold. Ew.

8
38 17
Rustic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
analise.dubner added Rustic ...which basically means it looks like something you can make yourself.

9
79 52
Mixologist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Mixologist The term bartender is old school, but a mixologist sounds like someone who works at the Fermilab.

10
67 42
Locavore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Locavore A locavore is someone who only eats local food and who was never hugged as a child.

11
75 49
Nosh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Nosh Only grandmas and jerks say nosh.

12
92 66
Orgasmic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Orgasmic Check back for a list of Orgasmic Foods on Ranker: After Dark

13
90 65
Homemade is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Homemade The reason you go to restaurants is to avoid homemade food. 

14
92 67
Organic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Organic Organic has a lot of meanings including "expensive," "tasteless," and even "hipster trash."

15
62 41
Curated is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Curated A pretentious way of saying "selected."

16
79 56
Succulent is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Succulent There's only one time anyone should say this, and it's when you mean hardy desert plants.

17
82 59
Gourmet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Gourmet If you ever hear anyone describe their dinner as "gourmet," pour soup on their head.

18
71 50
Sammie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Sammie People have started saying "sammie" instead of sandwich for just no reason at all.

19
79 58
Authentic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Authentic Foodies argue about "authenticity" in food, but if Taco Bell isn't authentic, we don't know what is.

20
83 62
Delish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Delish Is it really so hard to say delicious?

21
78 58
Falling Off the Bone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Falling Off the Bone A great way to describe your mom.

22
70 51
Unctuous is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Unctuous Unctuous means oily, or greasy. Just like the folks who use the word "unctuous."

23
74 58
Yummers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Yummers Yummers is possibly one of the worst words in the English language.

24
65 51
Gastropub is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Gastropub Gastropubs are typical English pubs with a great chef and should get over themselves already.

25
54 42
Quaffing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Annoying Words Your Foodie Friends Can't Get Enough of
Quaffing To drink, or, to sound like a jerk when you drink.