Wednesday FJ (and one Thursday) extended poll

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The Ore-Ida Poll

I got Wednesday's Ore-Ida clue correct
81
84%
I figured out the correct response before Alex had finished reading the clue
51
53%
I did not know the origin of the name "Ore-Ida" before seeing Wednesday's game
45
47%
I'm familiar with the brand Ore-Ida
88
92%
I'm familiar with the brand Ore-Ida (and I've never been a resident of the US)
5
5%
I have probably had an Ore-Ida product in my freezer within the last year
36
38%
I at least know what Tater Tots® are, even if I did not realize that the name is a trademark of Ore-Ida
73
76%
I suspect I have eaten my weight in tater tots
36
38%
If on Wednesday someone had offered me half a tater tot as an "amuse-bouche" I would have been familiar with that term (amuse-bouche, not tater tot)
61
64%
 
Total votes: 96

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Wednesday FJ (and one Thursday) extended poll

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:44 pm

Wednesday's FJ and a certain clue from Thursday seemed to generate a lot of discussion and curiosity. I thought it might be fun to have a more expansive set of questions than can be accommodated by the weekly poll.

I checked all the boxes except the one for non-US residents.

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:49 pm

I'm glad you didn't ask whether we got "amuse bouche," because I would have gotten it with more time.

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Post by Volante » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:49 pm

Ore-Ida, correct. It was not instant because for some reason I thought of Smuckers, but O-I came about 5 seconds later.
Not familiar with the origin of the name, but I've never thought about it and haven't seen Ore-Ida stuff up close in decades.

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Post by alietr » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:05 pm

Thanks for posting this, Opus. I really don't mind additional polls like this. I was thinking about posting one myself.

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Post by econgator » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:08 pm

Wasn't aware of the name origin, but as soon as I saw the map, I made the connection. That wasn't the first time the obvious wasn't so.
In Orlando, there's a major thoroughfare called Semoran Blvd. I've lived in FL for 40-ish years and have driven on that road countless times. Finally a couple years ago, I made the connection that the road is called that because it runs between Seminole and Orange Counties. :)

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Post by davey » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:34 pm

Great extra poll! If I'd ever given it a second's thought, I might have figured out what Ore-Ida meant...the clue gave us all the chance to work it out in reverse...

There's at least one gourmet food truck in Manhattan - they make fancy grilled cheese sandwiches - that serves (what I've always presumed to be artisanal) tater tots as a side dish...I don't usually order them.

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Post by Woof » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:43 pm

It certainly wasn't an Instaget for me as I initially focused on the fact that it was on the Snake River :oops: Then I next thought about Idaho and what it's known for, got to spuds and then it hit me like a freight train, still only partway through Think Music. Once I hit upon it, it was obvious, of course. :mrgreen:

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Post by Peter the accountant » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:57 pm

econgator wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:08 pm
In Orlando, there's a major thoroughfare called Semoran Blvd. I've lived in FL for 40-ish years and have driven on that road countless times. Finally a couple years ago, I made the connection that the road is called that because it runs between Seminole and Orange Counties. :)
I know that road! And I live on the other side of the country. :shock: My wife's brother lives in the area, so whenever we fly there to visit him, we drive up Semoran Blvd to get from the airport to the northern 'burbs where he lives.

Interesting tidbit! Thank you.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:57 pm

I did not check the origin box although it's possible I've come across it prior to the J! episode. For me I saw the arrow, remembered the category and was done. In the 21st c. I have eaten Tater Tots while the majority of time I ate them was last century. Never enough to equal my weight though. Chocolate chip cookies on the other hand...

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Post by Peter the accountant » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:00 pm

Oh Yeah. The poll.

I checked most of the boxes. Not foreign. Not a current consumer of Ore-Ida products. Never a big Tater Tot eater, although I have eaten some.
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Post by mikebdoss » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:01 pm

Tater Tots (or their generic counterparts) are some of the best potato-based foodstuffs in the world. I had some this morning.

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:09 pm

"Amuse bouche" was the subject of a question on HQ today. I got it wrong.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:21 pm

I got the amuse bouche clue on Thursday, even though I don't know exactly what it is.
Knew the French translation and that it was an appetizer. That is all that mattered to me. :D
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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:58 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I still feel kinda silly for not making the Oregon-Idaho connection before that FJ.

I've watched a lot of reality cooking competitions, so I've heard the term before, and while I didn't know the translated meaning of the term, it was an easy get with the clue spelling it out for us.

I mostly make my own potato dishes so I haven't eaten the frozen stuff in ages, but as a kid? Several times my weight :lol: :lol:

...and now I have a taste for Tater Tots again.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:05 pm

I know what Ore-Ida is even though I don't like tater tots at all. I didn't make the connection to Oregon/Idaho so I was high and dry.
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Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:29 pm

I got distracted toward a paper towel company or lumber based product until the missus said Idaho - potatoes. I think I'd have found my way there in the remaining 29 seconds so will check the box. Had no idea the name was a composite. I thought it was some person's name. Ixnay on amuse bouche, but I'm glad the contestant got it without negging on hors d'oevre or canape.
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Post by zakharov » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:59 pm

I know what a tater tot is but I've maybe had 3 in my life. I had never heard of the brand Ore-Ida in my life before that FJ. I felt like I was taking crazy pills reading how easily everyone else got it. I am the 4% so far.
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Post by NoWhammies10 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:01 pm

I checked all the boxes except for having had Ore-Ida products in my freezer in the last year. If I want Tater Tots (or as we know them in Canada, McCain Tasti Taters), I don't have to go to the States.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:15 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:57 pm
econgator wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:08 pm
In Orlando, there's a major thoroughfare called Semoran Blvd. I've lived in FL for 40-ish years and have driven on that road countless times. Finally a couple years ago, I made the connection that the road is called that because it runs between Seminole and Orange Counties. :)
I know that road! And I live on the other side of the country. :shock: My wife's brother lives in the area, so whenever we fly there to visit him, we drive up Semoran Blvd to get from the airport to the northern 'burbs where he lives.

Interesting tidbit! Thank you.
I had a similar experience here in the Dallas area. For the first four years I lived here, I lived just off of Dalrock Road. It took about two of those years for me to figure out that it was so named because it runs between Dallas and Rockwall Counties.

Similarly, it wasn't until the first time I drove through Ontario, Oregon (the dot on the map shown in FJ!) that I understood the derivation of the Ore-Ida name.
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Re: Wednesday FJ (and one Thursday) extended poll

Post by squarekara » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:46 pm

Where's the box for "I have added tater tots to my shopping list due to the discussions on JBoard this week"?

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