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Bacon: U.S. usage

Posted by R. Berg on April 06, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Rashers 'n eggs anyone? posted by Miri Barak on April 06, 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.

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: : Miri, I also found a group called the Bacon Boys or Francis & the Bacon Boys. They're a "rowdy Danish bar band" that specializes in Celtic and Nordic folk music and occasionally dabbles (unsuccessfully, to one reviewer) in American bluegrass. I think the Backstreet Boys, having a widely recognized pop-culture name, would be the more likely target of a parody.

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: Thank you so much for your great help!!!
: And also thanks to Shai

In the U.S., the product called salt pork comes in blocks and is almost all white fat. It wouldn't be carved and served; it'd be used in small amounts in cooking, as to flavor a pot of beans. Bacon is streaky: lean and fat. It comes in strips (rashers, but "strip" is the more common word). ~rb