- Joined Apr 25, 2011
I am a spice addict. I have about 20 hot sauces I use on the regular depending on entree. Back in the day, I used to make my leftovers so spicy no roommate dare touch my food. I drink Tobasco to cool down. How about you?
I guess it's all about the context of the word's use.Why do people refer to "spicy" as only hot?
1. Webster defines the word as: having the quality, flavor, or fragrance of spice
2. Producing or abounding in spice
3. Lively spirited
4. Racy or salacious behavior
Spices, unlike herbs, flowers or stems, are from the seeds, fruit, bark or other plant substances.
It's like the difference between BBQ and grilling. 2 different things.
Spicy does not mean hot all the time...
I guess it's all about the context of the word's use.
Also from the Merriam-Webster site:
"Definition of spicy for English Language Learners
- of food : flavored with or containing strong spices and especially ones that cause a burning feeling in your mouth"