Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Five Element Correspondence: How Wikipedia Ripped off My Blog Title

The other day I decided to do a little research on soup, because, you know, our market does not have signs telling us what we are eating. Sometimes, I feel I should be more responsible and know what to call what I am eating.

I was horrified to discover that under "Vietnamese Cuisine," Wikipedia has completely ripped off the name for my blog in how they describe Vietnamese food. Read this:

Five element correspondence

Many Vietnamese dishes include five spices: spicy (metal), sour (wood), bitter (fire), salty (water) and sweet (Earth), corresponding to: five zang fus: gall bladder, small intestine, large intestine, stomach and urinary bladder.
Vietnamese dishes also include five types of nutrients: powder, water or liquid, mineral elements, protein and fat.

Vietnamese cooks try to have five colours: white (metal), green (wood), yellow (Earth), red (fire) and black (water) in their dishes.

Dishes in Vietnam appeal to gastronomers via five senses: food arrangement attracts eyes, sounds come from crisp ingredients, five spices detected on the tongue, aromatic ingredients coming mainly from herbs stimulate the nose and some meals, especially finger food, can be perceived by touching.

*Vietnamese food must be eaten with right people, in suitable places, in a happy atmosphere.

I came up with my blog title all on my own. I'm a little mad.


Brian Bowker said...

There is a new term called "wikiality", which basically means that if enough people believe it, it must be true.

I think you've got enough people believing that you came up with your blog title on your own for it to be absolutely true!

Williamsbillmungotubogoo said...

Marjie: Sweet, Sincere, Fun, Linguistic, Groovy

Roxanne: Sassy, Bitchy, Bratty, Callous, Rude

Me: William, sbill, Mungo, Tubagoa, Dork

Thus endeth the lesson.

SeattlePam said...

If this was your subliminal "come to Vietnam to eat the best food ever" message, it worked! I'm heading to Travelocity right now. My tastebuds are sizzling!

marjie said...

Mungo: Why are so so hard on Roxanne? What has she ever done to you? You don't even KNOW her!

marjie said...

Pam, are you serious?

Mungoffulous said...

You don't have to put out the red light.

The Norris Clan said...

Marjie- I am drooling over these pictures and the food descriptions. I LOVE that so much thought is put into the art of their food. Makes me love it even more.
Mungo- I love that you keep changing your identity name. Tubogoo is still one of my favs.

Mungoo said...

Gracias, Ms. Norrissimo...