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OT: baloney and cheese

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Friday, March 14, 2003, 12:16
Tristan scripsit:

> (What do they call this sausage in Germany? Or the rest of the world, > for that matter. For clarification, it's 'a spiced sausage of pork, veal > etc.' or 'a large smooth, bland sausage, usually sliced thinly and eaten > cold'.)
This description is just too vague to go on: it could describe bologna, except for the detail that bologna is not German. There are hundreds (thousands?) of sausages in the world, and Germany surely has more than its share of them. I suppose Swiss people think it's bizarre that Americans insist on calling Emmenthaler (or our imitation thereof) "Swiss", as if there were no other cheeses from Switzerland. (As for me, my favorite Swiss cheese is Jarlsberg.) -- John Cowan To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all. There are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful. --_The Hobbit_


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