I was going to tweet this but Twitter is being a pain in the ass this afternoon, so I thought I’d open it up here instead:

Chiffonade: What the fuck?

It’s time for the debate to come out of the comments. Is it a verb? Is it a noun? How do you use it? Do you use it at all? Can you chiffonade something or be in the act of chiffonading, or do you have to chop into a chiffonade? Should I just save the keystrokes and stick with “chopped” and “hacked”? Do things like this keep you up at night the way they keep me up?

So I pose this to you, because in the end, the readers know all (like what modal is – thanks, Cori!).  Chiffonade: The hell?