Talk:Crouton

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Invention[edit]

Donald O. Roskam invented the concept of the crouton, on how we use it today. Started Roskam Baking Company in 1923 and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 35.32.219.73 (talk) 22:30, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Does anyone know who the inventor or first person to make croutons was? I have searched everywhere and it is impossible to find. Any information on this matter would be appreciated!

Croutons were invented in the kitchens of the marquis de Croûton, sometime before 14 January 1691, when they first appeared in Louis XIV's soupe. --Wetman 10:36, 25 June 2007 (UTC)
Les Ha ha! Actually such a determination is probably impossible, as dry bread has been around for as long as bread (perhaps later that day...) -Superbeecat 09:22, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Industry leader?[edit]

Yeah, if that addition to the article wasn't added by a 12-year old whose mom works for the company, it still isn't encyclopedia material (NPOV!!!!) Request immediate removal of such blasphemy. Crad0010 (talk) 20:06, 7 February 2008 (UTC) when i was a cheff i was tought that croutons where french bagget or french bread, sliced at an angle, parmasan cheese grilled , and only served with french onion soup. Sipits where diced square fried bread dropped in any soup. modern cultor has lost that nolage and confused the facts, if you agree please let me know. Dave bongoslide@yahoo.com —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.1.31.38 (talk) 19:02, 24 February 2008 (UTC)

You may have studied to be a chef but you certainly never took English, haha. 92.19.54.33 (talk) 04:24, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

His grammar does not matter. Very rude of you.-76.179.156.154 (talk) 00:46, 25 May 2012 (UTC)

Awful first sentence[edit]

This first sentence long, even for a run-on, which is a long sentence itself, by definition, and should be changed, particularly with reference to the cause "some prefer to eat them alone", which could indicate that some people eat croutons, or due to the non-specificity of the term "them", could also refer to salads or soups, by themselves, in a dark room perhaps, and while certainly some people do eat croutons in solitude - and also soups and salads (though perhaps not at the same time) - this does not add much to clarity of the first sentence, and therefore, this first run-on sentence should be changed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 196.40.38.107 (talk) 22:04, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

References needed[edit]

To satisfy the editor who insists that placing tags on this article is drive-by tagging: those tags are intended to draw attention to the fact that the article has a reference section, but not a single in-line reference. One source is given (as an external link), but this is obviously insufficient to source this article. As this issue, which apparently was insufficiently obvious before) is now addressed on the talk page, I trust that the "drive-by tagging" issue is now resolved. --Randykitty (talk) 14:00, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

You misunderstand what drive-by tagging is. If you find a problem, fix it, don’t clutter up articles with templates — if that is the only contribution you can make, why even bother. ¦ Reisio (talk) 15:18, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

I think it is you who misunderstands what drive-by tagging is and who misunderstands why these tags exist (please read the guideline linked to above as well as further links you may find in there). Following your reasoning, we should just delete those tags beause there could never be a valid reason to place them. Tags, however, play an important role. They populate cleanup categories and some editors who go around trying to fix problems find the articles in need of work by using those cats. In addition, readers (as opposed to editors) might think that it is normal for WP to have an article without a single reference, which obviously would be wrong. And readers who see a maintenance tag and know something about the subject might perhaps be stimulated to fix them and become editors, not just readers. It is absolutely not necessary for the tagging editor to fix the signaled problems. Of course, if possible, that's preferable. But sometimes somebody does not know much about a certain subject. That doesn't preclude an editor from signaling an obvious problem (like here, where the lack of any references is quite obvious), so that it may be brought to the attention of other editors who perhaps have the knowledge required to fix the issue. So, once more, I'll restore those tags and given that their importance has now been explained to you hope that you'll leave them in place. Even if you are not convinced by what I have said, you should realize that there is project-wide consensus about the usefulness of these tags and continued removal will not be constructive. Thanks. --Randykitty (talk) 16:18, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

Nah, it’s you. ¦ Reisio (talk) 20:01, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
That's a very mature reaction and says a lot about your willingness to discuss about issues. As do your edit summaries (like "thanks for nothing XYZ"). --Randykitty (talk) 21:48, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
It’s foolish to think only immature people can disagree with you, Randy. :p ¦ Reisio (talk) 13:20, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

I didn't say that only immature people disagree with me, because that would obviously be incorrect. I said something about your reaction, is all. --Randykitty (talk) 13:24, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

Uhuh. :p ¦ Reisio (talk) 02:22, 19 June 2013 (UTC)