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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
someone on food network actuall just said "de-thawed"

its one of those secret life of things, or something like that, and its about frozen foods. he was talking about how they realized when food was thawed, it tasted the same, or something like that. im only half listening.

but i cant believe he actually said "de-thawed"
post #2 of 26
He meant thawed? Or did he mean re-freeze but was trying to make it sound nicer?
post #3 of 26
dh says "de-thawed" sometimes when he means thawed or defrosted. It drives me nuts (think nails on a blackboard)... He's actually corrected himself before when he's seen the horrified look on my face.
post #4 of 26
I always say "unthaw". I know, bad bad. It's habit.
post #5 of 26
huh?

I can't figure out what any of these terms are trying to say
post #6 of 26
It sounds like dethaw was the correct word to use.

Dethaw from dictionary.com

Am I missing something?
post #7 of 26
what?

dethaw would be to freeze, wouldn't it?
post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 
yeah, he meant thaw...

texaspeach, yeah i would think dethaw would mean freeze
post #9 of 26
No. I'm sorry but no. Just plain NO!
post #10 of 26
I have tried to stop saying "unthaw", but I don't think it will happen. It totally embarrasses me when people catch it though.
post #11 of 26
I say dethaw.....
post #12 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by librarydragon View Post
It sounds like dethaw was the correct word to use.

Dethaw from dictionary.com

Am I missing something?
: Proper English does not always "sound" correct
post #13 of 26
Is the dictionary.com definition because the word has been used incorrectly (or made up?) for so long it has become a word, or has dethaw always been a word with that definition?

Either way, I cringe when I hear it! Drives me crazy. Thaw and dethaw shouldn't mean the same thing!
post #14 of 26
LOL! de-thaw. I had not heard that before. We always say de-frost.
post #15 of 26
Not for nothing but so what?
post #16 of 26
I wonder if it's a regional thing. I'm in MI and I hear it all the time. I never really thought about the word before.
post #17 of 26
I say dethaw sometimes, I think.
post #18 of 26
I've never heard anyone say dethaw.
I would think someone was thinking defrost and thaw and said dethaw in confusion.
post #19 of 26
I was watching something on tv the other day and someone said "irregardless" - can't remember what show it was.
post #20 of 26
The dictionary.com cite is from Wordnet, not from a "real" dictionary. It also shows it alongside several other more conventional terms for the same thing. I bet "dethaw" doesn't show up in the OED.
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