I'm not trying to nitpick too, but it's 'commas.' (It's just what if you've been studying English for the most part of your life and all this time have been saying 'commans'??? Then I HAVE to say it, right?)
I feel called out :'> I live in Oklahoma, and because of where we are on the map, we can't decide if we're southern or midwestern. So I see a lot of cow meat, sweet tea and potatoes. and now I'm hungry.
Yes. I guess it's not the most useful of words, but it's taught here... Anyway, for example "you should eat five meals per day" clearly does mean the word "meal" and not "food", so they're not the same.