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Census MAC. Short for macaroni or an acronym for macaroni and cheese?

Discussion in 'Community' started by VadersLaMent, Apr 29, 2020.

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Is "Mac" just short for macaroni or is "MAC" an acronym for macaroni and cheese?

  1. Mac is short for macaroni.

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  2. MAC is an acronym for macaroni and cheese.

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  1. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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  2. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I've never heard "MAC" by itself, always "mac and cheese". My gut says that if it were an acronym pedants would've been moaning about the redundancy in the latter expression for decades (the way people get in a fit about "ATM machine"), not just since some random YouTuber tweeted about it in 2018.
     
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  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    I see MAC by itself and I think about the cosmetics brand.
     
  4. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    it's mac and cheese, therefore it represents the macoroni element only. no one on the planet says, im gonna have some mac tonight! unless youre a complete weirdo
     
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  5. Lordban

    Lordban Chosen One star 6

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    Short for Macintosh, by Apple.
     
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  6. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Or an old McDonald's ad.
     
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  7. epic

    epic Ex Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    in australia this would be maccas

    in uk (i believe) it is maccy ds
     
  8. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 7

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    Chili mac was a staple in US Air Force chow halls. Pardon me, "Dining Facilities." :rolleyes:
     
  9. vin

    vin Chosen One star 5

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    [​IMG]
     
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  10. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    MAC is both a cosmetics firm here in the UK and it's a Machine Authorization Code - you need this to switch broadband providers.
     
  11. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Mmm, Machine Authorization Code and Cheese.
     
  12. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    Sounds delicious
     
  13. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I believe it stands for "this is the stupidest invented would-be internet controversy in a long line of stupid internet controversies."
     
  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    The MAC is clearly black and blue.
     
  15. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    [​IMG]

    My family says it all the time. Are we having mac tonight? Put some more mac on my plate. The cheese is implied, no one has dry macaroni unless they're making a necklace.

    You underestimate laziness. Lazy folksiness. We shorten terms all the time.
     
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  16. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    As I'm from Sweden - a country of questionable culinary history - simply saying "we're having macaronis* tonight" would not imply cheese here. It would imply ketchup.


    *We wouldn't say "mac" as we'd actually use the Swedish term "makaroner".
     
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  17. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The best is still "is a hot dog a sandwich?" You learn a lot about a person if they're able to articulate their answer to that one: where they stand on linguistics, where they believe the metaphysical essence of philosophical categories resides, whether or not they oppose the Soviet invasion of Hungary during the revolution, things of this nature. With MAC/mac we learn only that they don't call it Kraft Dinner, and so presumably aren't Canadian.
     
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  18. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Well said CT-8
     
  19. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Force Ghost star 6

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    And Macintosh Apples :p says she who is a fan of both. :D
     
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  20. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 8

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    but when you say that, does Mac mean Mac and cheese, or is MAC an acronym for Mac and cheese. That’s the crux of this stupid argument.
     
  21. Coruscant

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  22. JediYvette

    JediYvette Pacific RSA emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If mac means macaroni and cheese, mac and cheese would be macaroni and cheese and cheese. I think that is weird, but also support double cheese.
     
  23. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Hot dogs are not sammiches.
     
  24. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    Honestly I see it both ways.
     
  25. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    I'm learning a lot about Mac and cheese lately...
     
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