According to the Urban Thesaurus algorithm, the top five slang terms for "popcorn" are: bacorn, popping, fartshit, porncorn, and buttery air. There are 377 more words or synonyms for popcorn mentioned above. This example shows that popcorn is used as a term of endearment as well as insult.
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Popcorn has been a popular American food since the early 19th century. Originally grown for its corn kernels, which are used in cooking, now corn is mostly used to make plastic. The corn is dried and then popped in a large machine called a popper. The modern movie theater, where most movies are shown today, originated from an Italian Catholic church that opened in 1887. The church had two rooms: one for prayer and fasting and another for entertainment. There were no seats in the hall but only cushions on the floor. To keep people awake, there was a small orchestra that played while people danced.
In 1916, Thomas Edison invented the microwave oven, which can cook foods quickly without using any heat at all. It works by sending out radio waves that cause water molecules in some foods to vibrate, which in turn heats up the food. The first movie theater to use this new technology was named the Nickelodeon Theatre. It opened its doors in New York City in 1969.
On January 11, 1979, the first McDonald's restaurant opened its doors in San Diego, California.
(Idiomatic, from a film) Popcorn movie, noun (plural popcorn movies) A film with no meaningful dramatic content, no weighty message, and little intellectual depth that serves only as delightful entertainment. Also called a chick flick or girl flick.
Popcorn movies are usually simple stories about easily resolved conflicts between the characters. The main characters often have similar backgrounds and attitudes toward life, which helps make the drama clear when issues arise. There is generally very little substance to these films, but they are fun to watch anyway.
The first popcorn movie was actually released in 1994: "You've Got Mail". Based on the novel by E.L. James, it told the story of two young women who go to work for the same man and find out that they live in the same city and are rivals for the same guy. It was a huge success and started the trend of this type of film coming out later in the year with several other popular ones following suit.
These days, there are many more popcorn movies being made than serious dramas, which is why we use the term "popcorn movie" instead. Some examples of recent popcorn movies include: "Charlie's Angels", "Shrek", "Honey I Shrunk Yours", "Flushed", etc.
"Popcorn" is a compound word that contains more than one word. Pop is a type of corn on which popcorn is grown. Thus, "popcorn" is just another name for popcorn seeds or kernels - the fruit of the poplar tree.
Popcorn is seen as pure junk food in our country—and as absolutely, irrevocably American. Corn isn't even referred to as "corn" in the United Kingdom. It's known as maizem. Guests were taken aback when bowls of popcorn were served at a recent promotion party for food and children's magazine editors.
British people say popcorntoasted corn that has been popped in oil or butter and then cooled and dried out. Although this is the most common way of eating it, some people substitute boiled corn with salt.
The term "popcorn" was originally used by English speakers to describe Indian corn (maize). In America, they call it popcorn because they think the kernels look like popcorn from a movie theater. Actually, the resemblance is only superficial - popcorn kernels are white while Indian corn is yellow. Also, in America, popcorn is eaten dry; in India, it's usually cooked with oil or butter and sometimes spices.
In Britain, we use the word "popcorn" to describe anything that is small and light weight. Thus, a bag of popcorns is what we would call a bag of sugar cubes or peppermints. A box of popcorns is what we would call a packet of crisps or chocolate biscuits.
We also use the word "popcorn" to describe something that is cheap and cheerful.
Popcorn is a unique form of corn that is the only one that pops. The distinctive design of popcorn kernels is the secret to its success. The pericarp is an extremely hard, generally nonporous outer shell that surrounds the kernel. The skin of most corn varieties is almost completely edible; however, the skin of some varieties is not as thick or tough and may need to be removed before cooking. Popcorns are available in many flavors, including but not limited to: butter, cinnamon, coconut, garlic, green onion, honey, jalapeño, maple, pepper, rice, salt, savory, sour cream, sweet cream, and vanilla.
Corn on the other hand is used to cook much more than just popcorn. It can be made into flour, starch, and oil for use in recipes (like corn bread), or even molded into shapes like fish or dinosaurs for decoration at parties.
Popcorn has been popular food among Americans since it was first cultivated by Native Americans. Today, it is manufactured and sold worldwide in many forms—from plain to flavored—with butter being the most common additive. Sold in boxes of various sizes, popcorn prices vary depending on the type of corn used and other factors such as packaging size. At retail stores, popcorn usually sells for less than $2 per pound while at movie theaters, it can cost up to $4 per pound or more.
Air-popped, unsalted, and unsweetened popcorn is the healthiest variety of popcorn, with 0.21 g of sugar per serving. 1.09 g fat, and 110 calories per cup.
Popcorn has more fiber than most people realize. A medium-sized bag of corn pops has 10 grams of fiber. That's more than some fruits - apples have 5 grams per fruit- and almost as much fiber as whole wheat flour (14 grams per ¼ cup). Fiber is good for you because it helps control your blood sugar and keeps you regular.
Fiber also takes longer to digest, so you feel full for a longer time. This means you're less likely to eat more than you should. Regular digestion is important for having a healthy heart - fiber can reduce your risk of developing heart disease.
All types of popcorn are high in potassium. A cup of popped corn contains about 300 percent of your daily value of this mineral. Potassium plays a role in maintaining muscle contractions, heartbeat, and bone structure. It also helps regulate body temperature and balance fluids inside your body.
People who eat a lot of popcorn tend to have lower rates of diabetes and heart disease. That's probably because they know their popcorn is healthy!