Canadian bacon

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri May 12 20:13:56 UTC 2006

At 3:20 PM -0400 5/12/06, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
>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.
'cured rolled bacon from the loin of a pig', according to the AHD.
No listing in the OED.  (I can hear Barry chortling.)


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