Canadian bacon

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Fri May 12 19:20:31 UTC 2006

In a message dated 5/12/06 2:47:51 PM, zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU writes:

> i've never heard this usage of "Canadian bacon".  in the u.s. usage i
> know, "Canadian bacon" refers to back bacon (as canadians and u.k.
> speakers call it), which is bacon from pigs, but considerably less
> fatty than the usual american bacon ("streaky rashers").  i *think*
> canadians use "Canadian bacon" to refer to a type of unsmoked bacon.

maybe i just assumed it was beef because it was so different from regular 
bacon. I have never checked a dictionary, general or specialized, about this.

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