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Bodily Functions at Serious Eats

I'm relatively new here but have read each and every post since joining. Additionally, I've read several hundred threads that were logged before I ever joined.

My pet peeve? People here who have some compelling need to describe their bodily reactions to most everything they eat.

I'm not talking about threads like, "Foods That Make You Hurl" (I invented that thread title) or "Food Habits That Gross You Out" (that one, too). Nor am I talking about basic indigestion, can't tolerate it, and other subtle allusions to same.

I'm talking about people who feel driven to say things that describe their reactions to foods in a generally disgusting manner. I don't come hear to read about your diarrhea, your gas, the color or smell of your pee, or anything like that.

It's a food blog, for goodness sake. I come here when I'm inspired, curious, hungry, or all three. I don't come here to read that stuff, I don't care, and I'm not impressed by your constant desire to shock/awe others here with your brutal, uncouthe "honesty."

Do a search (upper right corner) for "diarrhea" and you can see what I mean.

Explicit body function descriptions: Is this a "way" or "no way" for you here?


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