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BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)

catspaw49 06 Nov 06 - 01:02 AM
jeffp 05 Nov 06 - 09:22 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 05 Nov 06 - 08:33 PM
Ella who is Sooze 02 Nov 06 - 03:49 AM
Ebbie 01 Nov 06 - 01:18 PM
MMario 01 Nov 06 - 01:11 PM
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Scoville 31 Oct 06 - 09:01 PM
Bat Goddess 31 Oct 06 - 06:37 PM
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Kaleea 30 Oct 06 - 08:16 PM
terrier 30 Oct 06 - 07:22 PM
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MMario 30 Oct 06 - 02:02 PM
KateG 30 Oct 06 - 01:52 PM
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GUEST,Uncle_DaveO 29 Oct 06 - 06:51 PM
Sandra in Sydney 29 Oct 06 - 07:29 AM
Snuffy 29 Oct 06 - 05:58 AM
Liz the Squeak 29 Oct 06 - 02:12 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 01:02 AM

Actually Jeff, it proves that only 24% of the people, regardless of gender, know how to eat corn properly.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: jeffp
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 09:22 PM

Thanks for the reminder, Gargy. I compiled the results a few nights ago, but forgot to post them.

I started with a hypothesis that there was a gender disparity in the distribution of typewriter vs. lathe eaters, i.e., more men eating typewriter-style and more women eating lathe-style.

The data, however, showed the proportions to be virtally identical between the sexes.

Males were 62% typewriter, 24% lathe and 14% other.
Females were 64% typewriter, 24% lathe and 12% other.

Seems to invalidate my hypothesis. Oh well, it was a lot of fun.

Thanks again to everybody for playing along.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 08:33 PM

I was expelled from the community garden. (Who would guess?)

My crime? Planting "raspberry Indian pop-corn." It found a promiscuous way into surrounding neighbor's hybrid "mellow-yellow," and "sweet-sunshine," and "white-sugar." Unfortunately, for them, their cobs were infested with occasional "darky kernals."

Unfortunately, for me, I had a few dozen extra "old-maids" than usual.

If it is not popped, its intended for hogs.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

JEFFyP Post your PAPER to this thread with references....if you dare....good-luck.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 02 Nov 06 - 03:49 AM

Female...

around and around, then typewriter and around and a around... with sometimes a pause for a butter swoosh, pick of the teeth (descretly of course - madame mims school of deportmant wouldn't have it any other way).

yum yum!


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Ebbie
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 01:18 PM

That's CORNfuzzled, MM.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: MMario
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 01:11 PM

how can one switch ends in three when there are only two ends?

mightily confuzzled.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 01 Nov 06 - 01:10 PM

Gender = neutral
Corn = typewriter


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Scoville
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 09:01 PM

I had a male friend who ate typewriter-style, but he had to lick the extra butter off first. He had a surprisingly long tongue. I think it was one of the most disturbing things I've ever witnessed.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 06:37 PM

Female - typewriter

But I do grab it with my lower teeth first, then pull the kernals off with my top teeth.

Ayuh, full set o' choppers.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Joybell
Date: 31 Oct 06 - 05:41 PM

Female. Around and around - but switching ends, in threes, until I reach the middle. I love threes.
Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Kaleea
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 08:16 PM

1. I'm a person of the female persuasion.
2. depends.

If it's corn on a stick, I tend to go round & round. If it's corn with a thingamabob on each end one of those nifty special corn on the cob dish thingies where I can have more butter to dip it in, I probably will chomp typewriter style--after taking off my glasses, & hopefully with a lovely soon to be butter spotted linen napkin tied round my neck!


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: terrier
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 07:22 PM

Thanks KateG. The corn patch I planted was only about Five foot square and in a very windy spot. The seed packet made it sound too easy. Maybe I'll try a more shaded spot next season.
BTW, the terrier puppies loved chewing on the cobs. ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 02:30 PM

Uncle Dave...I thought the 'ideal' was to have a pot of boiling water on a cart, and take it to the field....peeling an ear or two and bending the stalk over TO the water...


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: MMario
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 02:02 PM

what we get in the stores now seems to be as sweet as fresh-picked

When I was in college, some mumble-memble years ago,they were beginning to select and breed for corn that had low levels of a particular enzyme that is the main cause of sugar to starch conversion after picking of corn.

It's amazing, though, how sweet even field corn is if fresh-picked at the right stage of growth.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: KateG
Date: 30 Oct 06 - 01:52 PM

terrier
corn is wind polinated, so if you want corn on your cobs you have to plant in in large squarish blocks rather than single rows. I found that even planting a 5 x 20 foot block gave rather poor results on the upwind side.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 07:29 PM

Male.

Typewriter style, 3 or 4 rows at a time from port to starboard.

I'm not sure what they've done to the corn but what we get in the stores now seems to be as sweet as fresh-picked. They probably have injected it with sugar, or maybe it's a new hybred involving genes spliced in from sugar beets.

I do hope this is serious research, which contributes at least a kernal of truth.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: GUEST,Uncle_DaveO
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 06:51 PM

Male, I've been led to believe.

I eat typewriter style.   In fact, I've never (to my knowledge) known anyone who ate it round and round.

But it MUST BE VERY FRESHLY PICKED! The ideal is to start your boiling water, then run to the corn patch and pick and run it back to the water! It starts to lose flavor immediately when picked.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 07:29 AM

held in hands, started eating at one end & ate around, then moved down a bit & did same.

Then I removed my glasses as I was squirting corn juice all over my face.

I moved down a bit again & chewed around again, finally I cleaned up the omitted bits.

newly BBQd corn is YUMMY!! Tho I could have done with some butter.

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Snuffy
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 05:58 AM

M - can't stand the stuff even mixed in with other things. Would never dream of putting a whole cob anywhere near my mouth. Ughh.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 02:12 AM

Female last time I checked.

I start at one end and go around lathe style. I use a skewer or a fork in one end and my fingers steadying the other. I use an upwards motion to the cob, slicing the kernels off with my upper teeth. I occasionally pause to roll the cob in the melted butter on the plate.

Limpit, also female and the child of her mother, also uses the skewere and hand method, but will start in the middle and work outwards in a 'scatter gun' approach, the same method she uses for the butter.

We don't have cob corn very often.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Little Robyn
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 01:48 AM

F. I usually start in a straight line but then I'll vary it - roll it around for awhile, then back to the typewriter.
I don't know why. Just for variety, I guess. I like making patterns.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Oct 06 - 01:27 AM

M typewriter, usually three rows at a time.

Corn is wind pollinated. A very small patch often doesn't produce full ears. Small plantings tyupically do better if planted in hills or blocks rather than a couple long rows


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Helen
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 10:09 PM

F - typewriter. I start with a couple of rows at one end just to make a space so that I don't get butter all over my face.

Helen


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 03:23 PM

Terrier, you now have a wonderful way to save on the cost of toilet paper!


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: terrier
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 03:11 PM

Canine - I tried to grow corn this Summer in the UK but I ended up with lots of cobs with no corn on them! Where did I go wrong ? :>


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 03:06 PM

F- I've forgotten.

In Oregon I grew my own corn and literally put a pot of water to heating while I went out to break off some ears. In Alaska where all sweet corn is flown or barged from 'down south' I don't bother. I haven't tasted corn on the cob in years.

'A maze of maize amazes Maisie.'


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 02:12 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: open mike
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 01:32 PM

oh, yes, i am a Cornhusker...


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Alice
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 01:22 PM

F - typewriter


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: open mike
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 01:18 PM

f-typewriter style
no bell dings at the end of the row..

the first row eaten is bitten off the cob
the kernals in successive rows are neatly
pried out by rolling cob against lower teeth
as above...leaves cleaner cob and cleaner teeth.

who me? obsessive? no!

my favorite corn maze
a-maize-ing
corn maze


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 06 - 12:57 PM

Still male. And I've been known on many occassions to sip my corn, often in a glass with crushed ice, sugar, and mint.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 11:05 PM

CORN - is not something for human consumption.

CORN - is eaten by swine and cattle.

The slaughtered meat, of the corn eating beast, may then be eaten, circular, singular, dimetrical, symetrical, with frozen vegitables or without.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 10:40 PM

Rapaire: Ha! (In lieu of the "LOL".)

Female
typewriter

~ Becky in Tucson
to which the corn has to travel too far


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 10:16 PM

Male. I carefully pluck out individual kernels at random, butter and season each, squash them flat, and suck them up with a straw. Yes, this takes a very long time.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: John O'L
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 10:08 PM

Sorry, got distracted. I meant to mention that I also use my lower teeth as a sort of a hook to roll the cobb and my upper teeth as a scoop to shovel the kernels down my throat. I do a complete revolution witrhout stopping. Eating corn is one of those pig-in-shit activities where no decorum is expected or volunteered.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: John O'L
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 10:03 PM

M - Around.
Each end first then alternate ends to the middle. I roll the cobb upwards.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: bobad
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 05:39 PM

A friend of mine once had a girlfriend, of whom it was said, she could eat corn through through a Venetian blind.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: jeffp
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 05:15 PM

Thanks, kat! Entertaining reading.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: katlaughing
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 04:50 PM

F- very rarely eat it on the cob, but mostly typewriter when I do, with some forays up or down into the next row; actually I think I go up-down from over two or more rows at a time! I prefer to scrape it off and eat it with a spoon.

Spawdarlin'...I think you have even my Rog beat! Thye say, though, you haven't lived until you've had Olathe Sweet Corn!. Also, see Corn is King in Colorado!

For more than you might want to know about how other people eat corn, "lathe or typewriter" Click Here.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: RangerSteve
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 03:29 PM

Male, round the cob, from the left to the right end. I also use corn cob holders, and roll the ear over a stick of butter, rather than apply the butter with a knife. No salt or pepper.

The yellow corn from North Jersey was not that good this year, but the white corn from South Jersey was excellent.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Metchosin
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 03:06 PM

Female - typewriter

Fibula you took the words ......or corn right out of my mouth. I have to go back over the cob to clear up the mess I've made. Never mastered doing a correct or tidy job of typing either......ever.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: MBSLynne
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 03:04 PM

Female

Typewriter but with a tendency to random drift from the straight and narrow.
Actually probably says a lot about my personality......

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 02:44 PM

I think we all have a picture in our minds now thanks Spaw!
Well I have anyway, and it's not a pretty picture either ☺
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: catspaw49
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 02:33 PM

Hey Bill......Me eating corn is not a pretty sight, or so I'm told. Yeah, the cob rotates downward with the upper teeth moving it along while the lowers scrape the cob clean. I seem to eat too fast and my lips don't seal well around the corn so you get the occasional squirt of fluid when the kernels pop. It also seems that this happens often enough that no one who knows me will sit anywhere's near close during the feeding.

It is hard to describe how much I love fresh sweet corn..........but you get the idea.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: jeffp
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 02:15 PM

It's totally strange and pointless. Just my curiosity. I had noticed a gender difference among friends and family in the approach to eating corn on the cob and wanted a larger sample size. That's all. I won't identify the trend I noticed because I don't want to possibly skew the results any more than they would be skewed by the weird group I'm surveying.

Thanks for playing along folks!!! I'll report results in a few days, although the local results don't seem to be greatly reflected so far.

Jeff


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Fibula Mattock
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 02:14 PM

Female. Typewriter with a hint of random. (Explains the spelling errors in my posts.)


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 02:09 PM

Do we find out why how we eat corn matters? Not that strange and pointless questions are unusual round here, but I'm just wondering....


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: GUEST,KB
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 01:55 PM

M - Round and round and I'm from Iowa which grows more corn than any other state, so there. Of course, most of it is field corn and gets fed to livestock or made into corn sweetener but what the hey (or hay).


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 12:58 PM

Male-Round and round, but then I'm a member of the Scottish Nationalist Party!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: A Silly Survey about Corn (Maize)
From: NH Dave
Date: 27 Oct 06 - 12:58 PM

M, Typewriter


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