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If you must insist on smashing food, please don’t go the whole hog

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

If you want to track changes in language trends, restaurant menus are a good place to start. I have noticed lately that violence has become a staple of food description. There are crushed nuts, as well as smashed avo, smashed burgers and smashed potatoes.

A smashed burger, if you ask me, is merely mince. As for avocados and potatoes, in my youth they were mashed, not smashed...

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