Sunday, December 7, 2008

Stamp of the Day: I found one! (two actually)

I found a stamp! Here is Lord Bacon from UK! The stamp is 6 cents from Newfoundland, commemorating Francis Bacon. He seems to have lived a very interesting life. Lord Bacon wrote the novel The New Atlantis about an utopian place, and some think this was meant to be North America.

It seems like bacon is not named after Lord Bacon, and he wasn't named after the meat either. Bacon might come from a german word. Now, what is bacon in Swedish? Sidfläsk? That means 'side flesh'. As usual, the swedes just say it straight out, no fancy words there.

While looking for the bacon stamp I also found another pig stamp. I think this speaks for itself. ("Grymt, sa grisen.")

By the way, "the USDA defines bacon as "the cured belly of a swine carcass", according to Wikipedia. It tastes better than it sounds.

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