Decoding campus culinary lingo

Decoding campus culinary lingo – A flavourful (or not-so-flavorful) journey through student palates

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Welcome to the campus culinary lingo, where students have turned mealtime commentary into a vibrant subculture of expressions that spice up their dining experiences. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, each dish takes center stage, and the reviews are as colorful as the ingredients themselves.

We’ve reviewed thousands of feedback comments from institutions across the United States, unveiling the most commonly used lingo by students to vividly describe their dining experiences. Here we go!

The flavor explosion

If the food is “bangin”, it’s a flavor explosion that leaves taste buds dancing. “Sick” isn’t about illness; it’s about food so impressive it’s mind-blowing. And when something is “dank,” it’s reached the highest echelons of deliciousness, often reserved for snacks that defy expectations.

A taste of excellence

Students don’t just eat; they indulge in taste experiences that range from “the biscuits are bussin’ “— a phrase reserved for biscuits that are on another level of deliciousness—to “Taco Tuesday was hittin!” where tacos become the undisputed heroes of the day. If the chicken “hits,” it’s like a culinary superhero gracing the plate.

The rise of food superlatives

“GOAT” stands for Greatest Of All Time, and it’s not just for sports legends—it’s for food royalty too. When something is “slay,” it’s dominating the dining scene. But, alas, there are days when it’s “another day, another not-slay”. 

The ultimate compliments

When something is “poppin’,” it’s like a mini flavor explosion in every bite. Ever heard of the “Food was ape today”? Well this means it was exceptional, akin to a culinary safari through taste sensations. And if bacon is “fire,” it’s not sizzling; it’s blazing with awesomeness.

The verbal feast

College dining isn’t just about food; it’s a verbal feast where meals are “lit” like a food rave, and cupcakes are “bomb” enough to rival dynamite. Breakfast isn’t just a meal; it’s the undisputed champion, and bacon is the superstar. “Cupcakes are bomb” while “Bacon is crackin.” But, watch out for “mid” days when the food isn’t setting the world on fire.

Food superheroes

In this culinary playground, even omelettes can be “OP” (overpowered) like superheroes of the breakfast world. Pasta isn’t just pasta; if it’s “gas” – it’s practically rocket fuel. 

A campus tradition

In the world of college dining, there’s no room for mediocrity. Every dish is an opportunity to embark on a gastronomic adventure. Food is more than sustenance; it’s a vibrant tradition, celebrated through expressive slang that makes every meal memorable.

The verdict

There you have it—a culinary tour of campus food slang that’s as diverse and vibrant as the student body itself. From biscuits that bus to bacon that’s “crackin,” the world of college dining is a linguistic playground where every meal is a potential masterpiece. 

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