|Nürnberger Rostbratwürste mit Sauerkraut (Eviyani Lubis Photo - Source)|
Ahem, just thought I'd share that...
Nope, not a food blog, pay no attention to the title or the opening photo, that's purely coincidence. Actually it's not coincidence but after Juvat's post yesterday I don't think I will ever eat again. Ever.
Or for at least an hour after reading our junior co-blogger's latest post. (He's junior because he joined up after Tuna. Hell, in real life Juvat outranks both Tuna and I. But here, I'm the bull goose loony in charge. At least as long as The Missus Herself lets me...)
Now where was I? Oh yeah, I'm not really here to talk about food today. Though I could talk about food for hours. I mean, anyone who has seen me would guess that I like my victuals. I am in no immediate danger of starving and...
What's that? What about Juvat's post? Oh, you actually watched that video? Dear Lord, what is wrong with you? Didn't you read the preceding text? I mean what do you need, a great big sign that says
No, that wouldn't work? Ah, well.
Actually I really thought about taking that video out and inserting a link to it. But the heavy hand of censorship has no place between colleagues. At least it shouldn't. Even if I am the bull goose loony in charge. Besides which I know there are those of you who would chase the link and perhaps accidentally blunder into that video. I thought it best to leave it in place. Even though I find myself quickly scrolling past it so I don't look. I mean, I've been in the Philippines and...
No, I didn't try it. Never will, they can't print enough money to get me to try that.
Yuck. No, no thank you.
With that being said, I have been overseas and have partaken of the local cuisine in exotic and foreign places. I will not be covering that today. There are no videos of tentacles in sauce or...
As to the title of the post and the corresponding photo. In German, "it's about the sausage" translates literally to "es geht um die Wurst." But no, it doesn't mean that at all to a German. In German that is a figure of speech for "it's now or never," or "it's crunch time." No really, you can read about that here. What, did you think I just made that up?
Language is something I enjoy almost as much as food. I have fancied myself as a bit of a linguist over the years, I can speak a smattering of a number of different languages. Usually I pick up enough to get a beer and get my face slapped. Don't ask. It's not a pretty story.
As to language, Peter of The Bayou Renaissance Man had an excellent post about language the other day. I learned some things I did. Like why they talk "funny" in old movies. But the coolest bit was about Appalachian dialects. You should go read that, now.
Yes, we're done here. See you mañana.
(Do I like bratwurst and sauerkraut? Of course I do. Like you had to ask...)
* Apparently I really don't know what that means. Have you ever had one of those days where you use a word thinking it's another word only to wake up the next day and wonder just what the Hell you were thinking? Yeah, that was me, yesterday. Why on earth did I confuse digress and divert? Who knows? I sure as heck don't. But I digress...
There I got it right that time.