Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wrong On So Many Levels

This appears to be something the Brits eat. Mr. Twain, you were so right.
Found via Staghounds.


Turk Turon said...

OK, but why "pork"?

Anonymous said...

Turk, sounds like reference to "long pig" to me. Like Roberta said, wrong on so many levels.

Anonymous said...

They are a form of meat balls in a rich gravy very nice had them many times during the winter.

Mark said...

Indeed. Ground pork, onions, gravy - that kind of thing. Faggot in the same vein as "faggot of wood", to whit a bundle of off-cuts. Faggots are frequently made of offal and less entertaining bits - me, I'm a rib-eye steak kinda guy, never did have a lot of time for offal. Too gamey for me.

There were TV ads for Brain's Faggots until the mid-to-late 80s here in the Uck. They looked much more appealing than I assume such as thing would be (cheapest possible meatball, and all that), but I seem to recall some low-brow tittering even then.

Roberta X said...

Oh, the derivation makes British-langauge sense; it's a fine example of "divided by a common language." There, a tasty treat; here, a mean epithet.

The treats themelves can't be worse than some of the other things people eat.

...What bother's me is the "Mr. Brain's" brand. Eeee.

Mark said...


Age 21. Location: Rhode Island.

Me: "I'm just popping out for a fag".
Coworker: "What a waste, I thought you were straight."

Me: *looking up from sketchbook* I've made a mistake. Can I borrow a rubber?
Coworker: "If you've already made the mistake, sugar, it's too late for the rubber."


LBJ said...

mmm. than there's that can of Heinz "Spotted Dick" for dessert.