10 Things only people who went to school in the U.S. learned about food

Oct 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. ET
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If you've ever eaten in the school cafeteria, you know some things about food that people who haven't will just never understand.

1. Those people who can't cut anything on infomercials got their start cutting school cafeteria Salisbury steak with a plastic butter knife.

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2. Pizza just tastes better dipped in French dressing.

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3. If you dump 2 tablespoons of sugar over rice so soggy it's somehow holding the shape of the ice cream scoop they served it with, it becomes a delicious dessert.

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4. Wilty broccoli smothered in watered-down Cheez Whiz constitutes a vegetable.

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5. If you poke holes in government cheese with a straw, it's easier to pretend it's not government cheese. Now it's "Swiss."

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6. Mixing ketchup with mustard makes hot dogs and corn dogs better.

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7. The appropriate place for french fries in on the burger.

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8. Veggie haters know to not panic when the tacos come with a "side salad" — they mean the lettuce and tomatoes that go on the taco.

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9. Just because it's mystery meat doesn't necessarily mean it tastes bad.

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10. When they say "nachos," one should not expect them to look like this.

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They will probably look more like this.

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