i get amused everytime I see a mention of “ramen” across my dash, because that’s only ONE brand of instant noodle, which everybody is talking about anyway.
it’s like when people substitute the word “Kleenex” for tissue paper.
my dad used to be very particular about this sort of thing. when I was growing up instant noodles were “Maggi”- everybody said it. But not my dad. He’d always correct us, “INSTANT NOODLES. Don’t say Maggi unless you’re actually talking about Maggi.” (but my dad was also in the flavour industry, so he was pretty invested in making sure people were accurate about that sort of thing.)
There’s a brand called ramen?
I assumed they were just
Yeah! I know I’ve seen it before. Not recently, but that is what I think of when I think of ramen (outside of Japanese contexts anyway). But even if people do mean “ramen” (small letter ramen) after a bit I gather that they’re just talking about “instant noodles”, not actual ramen!