YUCK! (C1-C2 Lesson)

5. Don’t Yuck My Yum

a. Do you know – or can you figure out – the meaning of this phrase?

b. When might someone say “Don’t yuck my yum”?

c. Why might there be a problem when someone yucks another person’s yum?

d. When you were a child, was there a food that you liked and your classmates didn’t? Or was there a food that one of your classmates ate that you thought was disgusting?

e. Have you ever felt pressure from other people to eat or drink something you find revolting?

You’re now going to read one of the articles linked below. These texts give different perspectives on how people relate and react to other people’s food choices.

Texts 1-5 focus on kids and their interactions, and 6-8 are about adults.

When you finish reading, discuss this question: To what extent is it acceptable to express dislike of a food that other people like?

During the discussion, refer to the points made in the article you read.

Text 1: https://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2018/jun/20/opinion-dont-yuck-my-yum/

Text 2: https://medium.com/@cathydyer_17401/dont-yuck-my-yum-stop-saying-that-to-kids-e2c952c9b5b6

Text 3: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen/public-shaming-1.4132574/how-bringing-culturally-specific-lunches-to-school-can-leave-kids-feeling-ashamed-and-different-1.4132813

Text 4: https://tocaboca.com/magazine/dont-yuck-my-yum/

Text 5: https://reclamationmagazine.com/2021/12/06/dont-yuck-my-yum/

Text 6: https://www.vitacost.com/blog/food-shaming/

Text 7: https://fernandogros.com/yuck-and-yum/

Text 8: https://www.delish.com/food/a45322/dont-judge-me-for-being-a-picky-eater/

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