A viral tweet has rocked Twitter after one user suggested a bizarre interpretation of ‘mac and cheese’.
'So is macaroni and cheese "mac" because it’s short for macaroni... or is it because "mac" is an acronym for macaroni and cheese,’ asked @cloutboyjojo
While it may sound like the overtired rantings of someone who has partied too hard, his bizarrely zen-like riddle struck a chord with Twitter users who have since retweeted it over 80,000 times. Around 2,000 people have also commented, sharing what they think of his query.
Much like saying ‘ATM machine’ actually means ‘automatic teller machine machine,’ people were quick to point out that ‘mac’ couldn’t stand for ‘mac and cheese’ because otherwise the whole dish would be named ‘macaroni and cheese and cheese.’
Quite rightly, another Twitter user pointed out that ‘macaroni and cheese and cheese’ is really the only good way to whip up mac and cheese – because when is extra cheese ever a bad idea?
Dude the more cheese the better— Raphael Colina (@GeeRaaph) February 14, 2018
Of course for others his question inspired blind rage:
no one has ever said “hey do you want a bowl of mac” with no context and the other person knows what that means, you know DAMM WELL mac is short for macaroni— camillie (@camilleaiana) February 14, 2018
And we couldn’t go pasta this magnificent piece of wordplay:
it's a macronym— keik?????????? (@snazzyspaceman) February 14, 2018
It’s certainly not the first time a food-based tweet has managed to break the internet. When this eagle-eyed Twitter user spotted the hidden joke in KFC’s profile it went in a completely unexpected direction.
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza