funny question

By rellypoo Latest Reply 2013-02-05 15:02:05 -0600
Started 2011-07-12 21:59:34 -0500

Hi This might be a stupid question but I have been searching through some recipe ideas and I came across buffalo wings can you please tell me what these are? I am from Australia so excuse the ignorance.

52 replies

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-07-17 11:20:46 -0500 Report

Hey Aussie! I hope you dont beleive what I have said to you about pigeons in Buffalo! The wings come from chickens, thye used to throw away the wings till someone was SMART in Buffalo, added BBQ spicey sauce to the oven raosted wings & Suprose, Todya they are a hit iin Western amd Central New York whare I come from - usually sold with PIZZA oies! Rela big here atlocal and national pizza parlors! Thet run about $8/ 5 pound bag! Just roast the bag oin th eoven add the BBA sauce of your choose the last 10 minutes in the oven! OH SO GOOD! Glad to soice up your day, hope you can fnd "chicken wings in your part of Aussie country! Glad to be of some asssit to you, rellypoo! Grandpa Bill

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-07-17 09:33:20 -0500 Report

These are wings from pigeons who "lived in Buffalo" at one time. This is a way to cut down on the pigeon poo thriu out the city for a healther enviroment, a cleaner city, to atteract more tourist who are afraid to get bird dew on their shoulders! How do U like that version of "buffalo wings"! Grandpa Bill from Auburn, NY

gbc43 2011-07-17 09:24:39 -0500 Report

Ever had a Buffalo buger ? I like wings also but not hot …

jayabee52 2011-07-17 20:03:59 -0500 Report

Yes when I was living in Kansas one of my friends had Buffalo on his ranch. He gave me a quarter of one of his buffaloes. I really couldn't tell the difference between that and beef except the buffalo was leaner. It was good though!
They also have buffalo burgers at a resturaunt chain called "Fuddruckers"

Darrin D
Darrin D 2011-07-15 21:53:00 -0500 Report

So funny jayabee. And you are right. Losts of folks think they come from the south, wrong. ( LOL ) But buffalo wings have become a great southern tradition. Still lmao on your reply. Have a great night everyone.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-15 09:00:50 -0500 Report

Even her in Cow Country Colorado USA I have met people confused about buffalo wings. A friend of mine never ate them becuse her husband had convinced her they were from buffalo. She thought it was cruel to cut them off the poor baby buffalo. I doubt his story was as good as James related. She was from Nebraska, maybe Nebraskans are more easily fooled.

GabbyPA 2011-07-13 09:13:04 -0500 Report

Don't feel bad. I bet there are many of us here who don't know what "tucker" is either.

cavie2 2011-07-14 03:52:46 -0500 Report

It is food

GabbyPA 2011-07-14 08:02:32 -0500 Report

Show off...LOL. Do they call it that in Scotland also or are you just a smartie?

cavie2 2011-07-14 11:53:15 -0500 Report

No, tucker is strictly an Australian term for food and they call all people from the UK that emigrate there "Pommies" don't ask why cos I don't know and rellypoo is actually from Tasmania which is the island just south of Australia you know where that wee Tasmanian Devil lives. lol ☺ their BS is counted mmol/L the same as the UK

Cheryl*G 2011-07-13 00:41:11 -0500 Report

LOL jayabee52 your explanation had me cracking up so hard my son wanted to read what you wrote. He was laughing so hard he had tears in his eyes.

jayabee52 2011-07-12 22:59:30 -0500 Report

They are the wings from an American Bison (aka Buffalo). They grow out of the hump of the buffalo. It is so sad to see those buffaloes out in the fields without their wings. Of course a buffalo wing will feed a lot of people because the buffalo is quite a large aminal and it needs quite large, muscular wings to get it airborne. A female buffalo is just a little bit larger than a dairy cow, and the male is a bit larger still. Oh and don't be standing under an airbourne buffalo when it has to have a bowel movement. HooBoy! It is not a pleasant experience. That's why they remove the wings in the first place, to reduce the numbers of people experiencing an airbourne buffalo dump. Most of the buffalo wings go to feed the orphaned Native American children on the reservations, so they generally go for a good cause. But sometimes wings do get diverted to the general population. That's why you see recipes for them.

Believe that? I didn't think so.

A Buffalo wing, hot wing or wing is a chicken wing section (drumette or flat) that is traditionally fried unbreaded and then coated in sauce. Classic Buffalo-style chicken wing sauce is composed of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter.[1] Buffalo wings are traditionally served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing.

Buffalo wings were created in Buffalo, New York. The residents of Buffalo generally refer to them as "wings" or "chicken wings" rather than "Buffalo wings."

QueenJeanne 2011-07-14 09:08:20 -0500 Report

jayabee, I just read this and was laughing out loud in my office with everyone looking at me crazy until I showed them what I was reading. I love this and I am going to share this with my nephew and grandson who loves for their Auntie and Nana to tell them stories. This is great!!!!!!

GabbyPA 2011-07-13 09:08:52 -0500 Report

LOL!! I love it. Are you sure your story is not true though. I see pictures of flying Buffalo all the time when they are selling those hot wings. Now my bubble is burst!

cavie2 2011-07-13 02:36:25 -0500 Report

Good one James I like that. Stands to reason if it were chicken wings Boy do they grow big in your country!!!

re1ndeer 2011-07-12 22:38:52 -0500 Report

Buffalo wings are chicken wings. They were called "Buffalo wings" because they originated, in Buffalo, New York, at a bar.

jayabee52 2011-07-12 23:06:22 -0500 Report

I liked my answer BETTER!

rellypoo 2011-07-13 01:26:33 -0500 Report

ok now I have gave you all something to laugh at I willl ask another question what is turkey bacon. Don,t tell me it comes from a pig that gobbles ha ha

GabbyPA 2011-07-13 09:11:33 -0500 Report

You can find it right next to the turkey ham in the meat section. It is like the term chicken tenderloins...or chicken tenders. Chickens don't have a tenderloin. What are we thinking? No wonder people struggle to learn English. LOL

cavie2 2011-07-14 04:03:11 -0500 Report

Excuse me Gabby English UK version is authentic it's the English US version we all have problems with you changed the spelling of words and pronunciation as in colour - color, programme - program, and pronunciation as in the word Herb - erb. The H is not meant to be silent. Need I say more now you are changing animal anatomy to suit yourselves. Am an auld decrepit pensioner that gets confused easily and your language only makes it worse. Ma eyes is fillin up and spillin over.

cavie2 2011-07-14 04:35:01 -0500 Report

can I just clarify the above, when I said you, I did not mean you personally I meant you as in your countrymen and women. lol

GabbyPA 2011-07-14 08:07:20 -0500 Report

I had some trouble with pants and trousers over there in England. I kind of learned the hard way which was which. LOL I still use the "u" in some of my words. I like it, but my spell checker sure doesn't. But I will have to say that after spending some time with a person who had a Cockney accent...I don't care to hear another "f". That was the hardest thing to understand in my life.

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