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I was debating someone recently, and he started rejecting my view point entirely. He started referring to me as "cupcake", an attempt to insult me, I'm sure. I don't quite understand why, because cupcakes are awesome, but it has been used before, like by the soldier from Team Fortress 2.

So I was wondering, what are some other foods that could be demeaning to call someone?

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  • Any food name can be demeaning or not, depending on the context, honey. – NVZ May 4 '16 at 3:42
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You're a fruitcake to ask; you're absolutely bananas. I blow a raspberry at you.

  • fruit, vegetable, meathead, kraut, vanilla. – GoldenGremlin May 4 '16 at 2:43
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    Thanks. And to make it clear, I don't intend to actually use the foods in a reply. You're (not) the liver-worst! – mbomb007 May 4 '16 at 2:44
  • A cheesy answer, but delivered in a creamy tone. – Malvolio May 4 '16 at 3:36
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    Let's not forget the internet's favorite standby: potato. – plagueheart May 4 '16 at 6:17
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Giving lists of food related insults (or any other lists) are off topic here, so allow me to answer your implied question about why ' cupcake' might be an insult. Cupcakes are indeed awesomely tasty, but they are delicate, small, light and maybe a bit too sweet. Parents often call their small, children 'cupcake', or a man might say it to a woman he sees as dependent. The insult, if there was one, was trying to put you in the same category as a child or a weak woman.

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