RIP: 25 Things That Need to Be Retired from 2012

12. "Foodie"

A.k.a. The word "Foodie," the Idea of Being a "Foodie," People Who Genuinely Consider Themselves "Foodies."
Why? Because everyone eats food, and everyone who eats food likely doesn't enjoy bad food (as opposed to good food), and therefore, everyone is a "foodie." Because being a consumer of food culture doesn't need a word in the same way consuming Internet culture doesn't need a word, like, say, "Internettie," when "Dork" or "Geek" are acceptable and far more accurate terms to describe both.

Tags: food_culture
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