RAmen or Ramen?

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RAmen or Ramen?

Postby AmZ on Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:48 pm

What's the difference? I keep seeing both consistently...
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Postby Sylvie369 on Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:03 pm

I just copied "RAmen" from the person in front of me, like any good faithful religious person would.
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Postby autrenouille on Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:25 pm

Praise be to the Monster we all know and love. RAmen.

IMHO (in my hungry opinion), both are acceptable spellings. Bobby Henderson, on the Holy Website, spells this word thus (right beneath the sacred coffee mugs):

"*Note: The Flying Spaghetti Monster wishes for me to spend the money on myself. I will comply. RAmen."


However, there are letters from others posted on the Website which spell it "Ramen." If this displeased the FSM or Bobby Henderson, I assume he would have corrected them.

For this reason I believe both are pleasing to the scrumptious one above.

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Postby Velvetrose on Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:30 pm

Sylvie369 wrote:I just copied "RAmen" from the person in front of me, like any good faithful religious person would.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sad but so true...original thought seems to be sadly lacking in many "religious" people.
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Postby Cerberus on Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:19 pm

Woah woah, original thought and religion. Thats just crazy talk.
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Postby FireFox on Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:52 pm

I always thought it was for emphasis in the pronouciation of the word.
RA men as two distinct sylables RA and men) with the emphasis on the first being louder and longer, and to avoid any misspeeking (e.g. Ram en)

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Postby PestaRzt on Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:16 pm

the fiRst thing i thaught when i Read "RA men" was the egypt god "RA" and ourselfes. "men". does anybody think theres a link?
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Maybe it's R-Amen

Postby Dick the Clown on Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:24 pm

Perhaps it's the traditional "Amen" with an "R" (the holy pirate sound) in front, eh?
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Postby slingblade on Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:25 am

But wouldn't a pirate actually say "Arrrrrrrrrmen?"

Still confused. (but not cornfused, as that's different, and slightly painful, as well as unsightly.) Need more pasta.
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Postby autrenouille on Thu Aug 25, 2005 2:46 am

PestaRzt wrote:the fiRst thing i thaught when i Read "RA men" was the egypt god "RA" and ourselfes. "men". does anybody think theres a link?


All praise the Flying Spaghetti Monster, in His infinite Savor. RAmen

I think you may have something here. It seems clear that the word "Amen" is simply a corruption of the Holy word "RAmen"/"Ramen," which I believe means "It shall be eaten" or "So eat it."

The ancient Egyptians may have misunderstood the beginning of the Holy word (RA/Ra) as the name of a god. Another important Egyptian god's name used the second half of the Holy word: Amon (also spelled Amen) . This explanation makes sense, that a combination of Ra and men refers to our Creator and humanity.

Of course it is possible that in prehistoric times, RA or RAmen may have been the original name for our Creator, The Flying Spaghetti Monster. This would explain how Ramen noodles received their Holy name.

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Postby Benedict on Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:18 am

slingblade wrote:But wouldn't a pirate actually say "Arrrrrrrrrmen?"

Still confused. (but not cornfused, as that's different, and slightly painful, as well as unsightly.) Need more pasta.


:D I think I prefer that one

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Postby onlainari on Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:00 am

It doesn't actually have anything to do with RA (egyptian god).

It's a parody of Amen of course, with raman being a type of pasta.

It's RAmen, and thus, when spelled Ramen, it's just mispelled. I wouldn't care about it if I were you though, but if you wanted to know, there's the answer.
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Postby autrenouille on Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:35 am

onlainari wrote:It doesn't actually have anything to do with RA (egyptian god).

It's a parody of Amen of course, with raman being a type of pasta.


We are on a forum about a Flying Spaghetti Monster. Certainly we can be allowed a little leeway to discuss what the origins of the word ramen might be. :D
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