[BITList] found penguins
chakdara at btinternet.com
Fri Mar 19 23:40:57 GMT 2010
Lorne Sausage is a kind of posh name for a version of something we call "slice". It is not sold as a sausage, but as slices of a sausage 8-10mm thick. The Lorne variety, aka square sausage, is made as a length of square section (about 60x60mm) sausage of indeterminate meat content. Sometimes it comes without sausage skin on it, and sometimes with onion in it. There is a cylindrical version which is not called round sausage. With me so far? In our neck of the woods it is called "slice", and don't ask why. People of taste never buy it from supermarkets (we never buy uncooked meat from these places). We have two butchers in town, and we prefer (on balance) the slice made by one of them. As an illustration of how regional the sausage game can be, one morning when I was in the employ of Kvaerner, only 17 miles east of here, I visited the canteen to purchase something for eating later. I asked for a slice roll (a buttered roll with a piece of slice on it). She looked at me blankly, so I pointed to the slice. "That's no slice," she said, "That's sausage.". "Au contraire," I said, pointing to sausages, "Them's sausage." "No, they're not," she said, "Them's links." So I decided to try something else. "Have you any ham?" "No, "she said, "Only bacon."
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