[ pawrk-chop-er, pohrk- ]
/ ˈpɔrkˌtʃɒp ər, ˈpoʊrk- /
a labor official put on the union payroll as a reward for past loyalty or services.
any legislator, political appointee, official, etc., who is primarily interested in personal gain or the perquisites of power.
How The Hot Dog Got Its Silly (And Kind of Gross) NameThis July 4th weekend how about taking some time to consider the names of those items you are about to eat? Brace yourself for the short and disputed history of that American grilling favorite: The “hot dog.” Why do we call hot dogs, well, hot dogs? There are a few schools of thought on the origin of this favorite food. Some think that people commonly believed …
What’s The Difference Between Baloney And Bologna?Thinly dressed with yellow mustard and slapped between two slices of white bread, bologna is found in the lunchboxes of many American youth. But, what does the cold cut have to do with baloney , a slang word that implies nonsense? The bologna sausage is traditionally made from the “odds and ends” of chicken, turkey, beef, or pork. It is similar to the Italian mortadella …
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