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Posted: 1/4/2003 6:16:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 6:31:48 PM EDT
Oatmeal comes from oats, a grass just like wheat and corn.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 6:33:04 PM EDT
Is an AR-15 an AK-47?

Fock NO!

Cereal is Cereal. Oatmeal is Oatmeal.

Now...both are breakfast foods.

As both AR and AK are assault rifles.

Does that mean they are the same thing? No.

Link Posted: 1/4/2003 6:36:49 PM EDT
ce·re·al    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (sîr-l)


a. A grass such as wheat, oats, or corn, the starchy grains of which are used as food.

b. The grain of such a grass.


a. Any of several other plants or their edible seed or fruit, such as buckwheat or grain amaranth.

b. A food prepared from any of these plants, especially a breakfast food made from commercially processed grain.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 6:44:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2003 6:45:36 PM EDT by Defcon]
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 6:50:18 PM EDT
It is a [red]HOT[/red] cereal!!
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 6:50:57 PM EDT
Ha!  I can tell by the way you're trying to weasel the absolute definition of "cereal" as the crispy breakfast food that comes in rectangular boxes, that you [size=6][b]LOST[/b][/size=6] your bet with your wife.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 6:57:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Defcon:
I guess we should add this:

If someone asked you, 'hey what kind of cereal do you have', would your reply be something like, cheerios, rice krispies, and oatmeal? Or would you consider cereal only as typical boxed breakfast foods?
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Cereals are: Rice krispies, Co-Co Puffs, Captain crunch, Golden grahams....Etc.

Co Co wheats, grits, and oatmeal ARE NOT cereal.



Link Posted: 1/4/2003 6:57:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 7:04:57 PM EDT
It's a HOT cereal.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 7:05:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 7:22:16 PM EDT
Where is the Oatmeal is not a FOOD option!
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 7:27:21 PM EDT
Oatmeal? Absolutely a cereal.

Cornmeal is a cereal product, but not cereal in the breakfast sense.

Link Posted: 1/4/2003 7:28:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2003 7:28:43 PM EDT by hanau]
A nourishing [b][red]hot cereal[/red][/b] made of 100% natural rolled oats. Available in Old Fashioned (which cooks in 5 minutes) or Quick Oats (which cooks in 1 minute) and can be made on the stove top or conveniently prepared in the microwave. Quaker Oats are delicious eaten as a hot cereal and are a healthful and tasty addition to many recipes.
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Link Posted: 1/4/2003 7:58:27 PM EDT
Oatmeal is a cereal grain.

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Link Posted: 1/4/2003 8:27:35 PM EDT

in case Raven's definition wasn't clear enough, here is what the Merriam-Webster Collegiate edition has to say:

Function: noun
Date: 1832
1 : a plant (as a grass) yielding starchy grain suitable for food; also : its grain
2 : a prepared foodstuff of grain (as oatmeal or cornflakes)
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