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Rashers 'n eggs anyone?

Posted by Shae on April 05, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Backbacon boys and N`SQL posted by Miri Barak on April 05, 2005

: : : Hello dear friends
: : : The computer makes impossible matches between music groups.
: : : I would like to know if Backbacon boys and N'SQL are real names or parody on real groups and what are the real ones if it rings a bell?

: : : Thank you very much

: : : just for context:
: : : It is said that the computer also matches hip hop and new country.

: : Backbacon Boys (fake) = Backstreet Boys (real)
: : N'SQL (fake) = N'Sync (real)

: : Both groups are "boy bands" with 5 ostentibly clean-cut youngsters (aged about 18-23?) with sweet lyrics and bouncy machine-made pop rhythms that created and marketed to appeal to the female pre-teen set, although they do seem to appeal to some other market segments.

: : By the way, I don't know if this matters but "backbacon" is considered a Canadian staple.

: : As for matching hip hop with new country, go figure computers!

: thank you so much Brian.
: I myself found a group by the name of "bacon boys" (a real one).
: I understand that backbacon is a kind of meat.
: Could it be a parody on "bacon boys"?

Bacon seems to be one of those words that became schizophrenic when it crossed the Atlantic. Here in Ireland, and I think still in the UK too, it means a joint (lump) of pig-meat that has been either salted or smoked (salt pork in the US). It's usually baked or boiled and, when cooked, carved before serving. The most common types are back bacon and streaky bacon. Back bacon has less fat than streaky bacon and is more expensive. They come from different parts of the pig.

Americans have 'bacon' with their eggs. We have rashers! Rashers are the thin strips of salted or smoked pig meat that accompany eggs to breakfast.