Broth or Juice?


I made the work kids ramen the other night for dinner – just the cheap packaged stuff – nothing to get excited about. Anyway, after all the noodles were gone the kids wanted to know if there was any juice left.


For whatever reason that totally grosses me out. It’s not juice it’s broth. When I told them this, they all looked at me blankly as if no one had ever called the liquid part of soup broth before. What are they teaching in schools these days?

I didn’t correct them again but every time they called it juice my stomach rolled, so gross.

Why this bothers me out so much I have no idea.

Is there something innocent people say that makes you shudder? Do you call it broth or juice?

Today’s Music Monday song is by Ivi Adamou ‘La La Love’ it’s Cyprus’ entry tot he 2012 Eurovison Song Contest.

17 responses »

  1. Why does that song remind me of Katie Perry for some reason? I really like her voice. Anyway, hey, Alica, can you tell me, how do I get to the site or whatever to listen to the other songs that are entered into the 2012 Eurovision Contest?

  2. You may not like what I have to say, but I have to say, in all honesty, I just shuddered at your question, “What are they teaching in schools these days?”

    I’m a firm believer that parents and caregivers are children’s primary teachers. Likely, your work kids haven’t had good role models and effective communication with adults in their home environment. Should teachers point out the difference between juice and broth? Certainly, if it comes up in conversation or when reading or whenever. Should parents or caregivers point out the difference if it comes up in the course of a day? I’d also say yes. After all, it takes a village to raise a child…

    I don’t mean to take away from all your hard work on behalf of these needy children, Alica, and I’m not in your shoes. God bless your patience and unending energy for them and your support of your own family. I realize there may be a valid reason why you didn’t correct their mistake. If so, let me have it.

    • Honestly I just mean it in a totally off hand slang kind of way. I don’t expect school to teach them the difference between broth and juice, and I did explain it- although they ignored me and kept calling it juice *shudders*
      I home schooled my kids for years and even then I would see them doing something silly or not know something and I’d say “what are they teaching in schools these days’ just as a why don’t they know this- phrase and never thought anything of it.
      This just reminds me how powerful words are and that what means nothing to be can spark passion in someone else. I am sorry if I offended you and I’ll try and remember to shove this phrase to the back of my mind. 🙂

  3. Its definitely broth. I remember once my mother calling it juice and I had the same reaction. I just looked at her and said “chicken juice? its broth!”

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