Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ewww. I hate peas.



At 4/25/2008 7:25 AM, Anonymous Lawyer said...

Those faggots always ruin a good meal...

At 4/25/2008 4:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok just what is so fucking funny?
Have you dumb bastards never heqard of faggots?

Think English meatballs - this is nothing out of the ordinary here at all....A faggot is a kind of meatball, a traditional dish in the UK, especially the southwest of England, Wales. It is made from meat off-cuts and offal, especially pork. A faggot is traditionally made from pig heart, liver and fatty belly meat or bacon minced together, with herbs added for flavouring and sometimes breadcrumbs. The mixture is shaped in the hand into balls, wrapped round with caul (a membrane from the pig's abdomen), and baked. A similar dish, almôndega, is traditional in Portugal.

The first use in print cited in the OED is in 1851, from Thomas Mayhew, although this appears to be a calzone- or pasty-like dish, with an outer wrapper of caul, covering a filling of mixed pork offal. This was in London.

The dish saw its greatest popularity with the rationing during World War II but has become less popular in recent years. Faggots are usually homemade and are to be found in traditional butchers' shops and market stalls.

A popular dish is "faggots and peas," which is often served with gravy. The faggot and pea batch is a common post-pub snack in the West Midlands. Faggots are also known as "ducks" in Yorkshire and Lancashire, often as "savoury ducks". "In Leigh market in 1905 you could buy a savoury duck rolled up in an oatmeal cake."

The best-known commercial brand is Mr Brain's Faggots, a frozen food product available in Britain and Ireland, which is made of liver and onions rolled into meatballs and served in a sauce. These faggots differ significantly from the traditional recipe.

Pictures of the product are a popular joke in some Western countries due to additional meanings of the name.


But then in the UK pants are underwhear and a fanny is a vagina not someones but.....enough hilarity ..

At 4/26/2008 8:20 AM, Blogger Ramsey said...

While you probably copied and pasted from Wiki (wink,wink) -- thanks for the history lesson!

At 4/28/2008 12:22 AM, Anonymous Yes, it is funny said...

Meh, Spoilsport...
Its still funny.

Good find Ramsey!


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