I was just curious to know if anyone had ever been unable to eat a food, or had been really hesitant to try a food, based upon its name, either the real one, or the local name for it. Or perhaps, it was a name that was so funny that it was hard to think of it as food.
When I first moved over to Ireland I got a real shock when I saw "Donnor" kabobs offered in some of the local kebab shops. Not that there is anything abnormal about them, but that, coming from having been raised in the US and taught all about the infamous "Donnor Party", my first instincts were that the kebabs were the remnants of customers past. Although I have since grown to really enjoy them once in a while, I have to admit that the name really put me off them initially.
Any else have that problem?