French Fries to Freedom Fries:
In 2003, the U.S. House of Representatives changed the name of French Fries to Freedom Fries on their cafeteria menu in response to France’s opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
German Measles to Liberty Measles:
During World War I, German Measles was renamed Liberty Measles in the United States to avoid any association with the enemy.
Sauerkraut to Liberty Cabbage:
Similarly, during World War I, Sauerkraut was renamed Liberty Cabbage to distance itself from its German roots.
Hamburgers to Liberty Sandwiches:
Again during World War I, hamburgers were renamed Liberty Sandwiches in order to remove the German connotation of the name.
Italian Sandwich to Hero Sandwich:
During World War II, Italian Sandwiches were renamed to Hero Sandwiches as a way of distancing them from their Italian roots.
German Chocolate Cake to Freedom Cake:
In 2003, a California cafe renamed German Chocolate Cake to Freedom Cake in protest of Germany’s opposition to the Iraq War.
Bombay Duck to Bummalo:
In the mid-19th century, the British changed the name of Bombay Duck, a type of fish, to Bummalo, to insult the Indian community in Bombay.
Russian Dressing to American Dressing:
During the Cold War, Russian Dressing was renamed American Dressing in response to tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
Belgian Waffles to Liberty Waffles:
In 2003, Belgian Waffles were briefly renamed Liberty Waffles in response to Belgium’s opposition to the Iraq War.
Boston Cream Pie to Boston Cream Freedom:
In 2003, a Massachusetts bakery briefly renamed Boston Cream Pie to Boston Cream Freedom Pie in protest of France’s opposition to the Iraq War.