Talk:Mush (cornmeal)

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{{movereq}} Template deactivated by GrooveDog (talk) 16:45, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Coosh? — I recently moved Mush (maize) to Coosh as requested by User:Emerson7. Afterwards, User:Badmachine told me that a google search (in the USA) returned 5 results for 'coosh' and that there is not a listing at or Wiktionary, and asked me if 'coosh' is a regional term. I am in England and I am not familiar with USA maize cookery. Please what is the general standard word for this cookery item? Anthony Appleyard (talk) 08:43, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

    • wow i guess i wasnt paying close enough attention. a google search in the usa returns 485,000 results. the first five are displayed before google inserts a suggestion for coshh. it didnt used to do that, but it is my own fault for not paying close enough attention. i thought maybe coosh is a regional term like elevator/lift, hood/bonnet or acetaminophen/paracetamol, but user:emerson7 has added a source that states coosh is a dish made by confederate soldiers. (edited) badmachine (talk) 01:40, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
also worth consideration is that it is sometimes spelt kush and is therefore buried in searches for marijuana. --emerson7 16:37, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
  • I've never heard of "coosh", and American is my native tongue. I may speak the same regional dialect as Joel Barlow, so I'll check DARE when I get back from vacation. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 19:04, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
    • DARE lists (as "cush", derived from couscous) and gives several definitions (sweetened, fried in bacon fat,...). Mush would probebly be better,as a generally comprehensible word, unless we are going to subdivide, and we are not a cookery book. Septentrionalis PMAnderson 19:47, 20 July 2009 (UTC)
      • im from murka too and havent heard of coosh except for this article. there are less google results for coosh as food than for the headphones. this must be a regional thing, but even seems to list the headphones first. the article used to be called mush (maize) until recently. it seems that the article was appropriately named, and now has a more obscure title. badmachine (talk) 10:59, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Never heard of it, though I eat it often. I call it "cornmeal mush" or "polenta" (if Italian style). I also know tamale and atole and mofongo. (Wikipedia says mofongo is made with plantain, but in my experience cornmeal often is used.) Source it and add it to the relevant article(s) as an alternate vernacular name. --Una Smith (talk) 05:07, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
  • i think the references and recipes in the article are sufficient enough to establish the origins and differences between the dishes of various cuisines. --emerson7 22:29, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
  • What evidence is there that "coosh" is even a common name for this food? E.g., M-W dictionary does not even have an entry word for "coosh": but here's the one for "mush": The Google search link listed above returns pages of hits for headphones, but nothing on porridge outside of the Wikipedia page. I am starting to think this is a hoax. Please do not change the name back to "coosh" unless you can provide multiple verifiable references that this name is in common use. Dr.frog (talk) 16:03, 25 August 2009 (UTC)