Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 2, 2011 12:30 PM--"But You Haven't Had Any Food"

Ugandans typically don’t think you have eaten unless you’ve had “food”.  This may sound like it makes sense, but you don’t know what Ugandans consider to be “food”.  “Food” to Ugandans is something like matooke, posho or rice.  They typically eat meals consisting of “food and sauce”.  “Sauce” can be something like beans, meat or peanut sauce.  But if you try to tell them that sauce is food, they will never agree with you.  So if I just eat meat, according to most Ugandans, I haven’t eaten.  You can even give them a dictionary definition of food and they still won't agree. 

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