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Entry from December 13, 2018
“Fast food is an oxymoron”

"Since ‘to fast’ means ‘not to eat’, and food is ‘that which is to eat’, it follows that ‘fast food’ is an oxymoron—food NOT to eat!” was posted on the newsgroup rec.food.cooking on December 21, 1995. “On Yom Kippur or Romidan, fast food is an oxymoron” was posted on the newsgroup alt.humor.puns on June 26, 2001.

“Fast food is an oxymoron,a fast means no food” was posted on Twitter by MaryAnn Blase Howard on May 31, 2013. “Fast food is an oxymoron” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on July 16, 2014.


Google Groups: rec.food.cooking
FOOD YOU SHOULDN’T EAT
Kurt Foster
12/21/95
(...)
How ‘bout this?  Since “to fast” means “not to eat”, and food is “that which is to eat”, it follows that “fast food” is an oxymoron—food NOT to eat!

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
After
Stan Kegel
6/26/01
JohnWarrenHines wrote:
>
> After the fast was over, I took a fast trip to McDonald’s for some fast food.

On Yom Kippur or Romidan, fast food is an oxymoron.

Twitter
MaryAnn Blase Howard
@daisie_blasie
Replying to @RichardBlais
@RichardBlais That looks great!  Fast food is an oxymoron,a fast means no food.  I am so glad that English isn’t my 2nd language.
4:40 PM - 31 May 2013

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Fast food is an oxymoron
submitted July 16, 2014 by kayakoo

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
“Fast food” is an oxymoron
submitted April 22, 2016 by The_Frying_Lunchman
COMMENTS
The_Frying_Lunchman
So “Fast food” would be food made for people who are not eating anything (because they are fasting)

Twitter
Steven W Skinner
@SkinnerSteven
Fast Food is an oxymoron
10:35 AM - 22 Oct 2017

Twitter
A Joke Explainer
@ajokeexplainer
Replying to @SkinnerSteven
A fast is a time abstaining from food, so there is no such thing as food for a fast.
11:32 PM - 22 Oct 2017

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Fast food is an oxymoron
submitted November 7, 2018 by [deleted]

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, December 13, 2018 • Permalink