Warning: Explicit language below.
Now, here's a trivia question to put your culinary skills to the test.
Do you know the technical name for a single strand of spaghetti? We've never really thought about it, to be honest. And if we ever wanted a mere piece (who really wants just one piece of pasta?), we'd simply just ask for a teensy bite.
But the actual term for a single spaghetti noodle -- which is, by the way, "spaghetto" -- has quickly ignited the internet. The saga began when Twitter user Caroline Ramsey tweeted the definition, along with her own dismay.
Not even our own spell check recognizes the word, quickly underlining "spaghetto" in bold red squiggles.
The tweet quickly went viral, with nearly 19,000 people expressing similar shock.
this woke me up
— Grizzled Reaper 💀 (@giseletheweaver) July 14, 2017
Others, however, were not concerned by Caroline's revelation at all.
Are you sitting down? Panini is plural. Panino is the singular. Calzone? The "e" is not silent. Gnocchi? Pronounced nyock-ee.
— Geraldine (@everywhereist) July 15, 2017
it dipends on the word, but yes "raviolo" is right, "maccherone" would be the right singular and "fettuccina" because fettuccine is feminine
— ☀︎ (@shukumeii) July 14, 2017
The more you know.
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