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Hello, My Name Is Porterhouse Chop. I Used To Be 'Pork Chop'
NPR ^ | April 04, 2013 | Allison Aubrey

Posted on 04/05/2013 1:47:49 AM PDT by Daffynition

Pork's don't have snazzy names. At least, not until now.

Coming soon to a grocery store near you are the New York chop, the porterhouse chop and the sirloin chop. Yes, pork is borrowing some of the nomenclature of beef cuts. Why?

"Names have the power to transform the 'everyday' into the 'extraordinary,' " according to a pork industry aimed at retailers. "Beatles band member Ringo Starr didn't always have that hip 'rock star' moniker; his real name [Richard Starkey] was rather run-of-the-mill," the site says.

So there's nothing run-of-the-mill about the pork chop's new name: porterhouse chop. It's evocative of a fancy steakhouse. And pork producers and retailers hope the changes will help drive up sales.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


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1 posted on 04/05/2013 1:47:49 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

The new names are meant to be confusing it seems


2 posted on 04/05/2013 1:52:08 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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3 posted on 04/05/2013 1:53:17 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

Jackwagons! I got yer porterhouse right here!


4 posted on 04/05/2013 1:53:30 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: JoeProBono; prisoner6; GeronL
Get your hands off my bacon! This article will leave you more confused than the name changes.

Does the smell of bacon affect the meaning of a word?

5 posted on 04/05/2013 1:57:11 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: prisoner6

How about Obayma chop?


6 posted on 04/05/2013 2:08:06 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: exnavy
Fiddle with my food?
Mess with my meat?
I got one thing to tell ya.
Yer GONNA GET BEAT!
7 posted on 04/05/2013 2:13:51 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: exnavy
How about Obayma chop?

Label says it's good for you but it leaves a bad taste.

8 posted on 04/05/2013 2:16:44 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts help hold the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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9 posted on 04/05/2013 2:31:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

“”Beatles band member Ringo Starr didn’t always have that hip ‘rock star’ moniker”

Whatever issues these people have, run deep. Ignoring the words themselves, the concept that forms this statement is inconceivable to normal people with ears.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 2:32:54 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Daffynition

Actually, I’d buy more pork if they gave the cuts islamic names.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 2:35:27 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Daffynition

Since it has always been confusing due to the geographic origin of the name rather that the source of the meat, what will we call the “Ham Burger” now?


12 posted on 04/05/2013 2:39:58 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Daffynition
And pork producers and retailers hope the changes will help drive up sales.

And pork producers and retailers hope the changes will help drive up sales PRICES.

13 posted on 04/05/2013 2:42:04 AM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Daffynition
"Beatles band member Ringo Starr didn't always have that hip 'rock star' moniker; his real name [Richard Starkey] was rather run-of-the-mill," the site says.

"The King Of Amerika Barack Obama didn't always have that hip "rock star" moniker; this real name (Barry Soetoro) was rather run-of-the-mill."

14 posted on 04/05/2013 2:44:12 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy; cva66snipe

Meat labels will include where animal was born and slaughtered, irking Canada and Mexico

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its initiative will provide consumers with more information on where their food came from and provide more transparency. Canada and Mexico, the leading beef exporters to the U.S., claim it is uncalled for and a form of protectionism.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/meat-labels-showing-origins-product-irk-canada-mexico-article-1.1307228#ixzz2PaC8bPKY


15 posted on 04/05/2013 3:18:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
LOL


16 posted on 04/05/2013 3:21:44 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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17 posted on 04/05/2013 3:23:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: JoeProBono
Meanwhile on the Isle of Ruegen (Image courtesy of Xinhuanet)


18 posted on 04/05/2013 3:26:34 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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19 posted on 04/05/2013 3:31:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Daffynition

What event is that from? Nice Protest Warrior or The People’s Cube sign.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 3:33:29 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: GeronL

I’m still confused by the change from Filet Mignon to Beef Tenderloin. Low information voters upset at the French reference?!


21 posted on 04/05/2013 3:44:55 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Daffynition

Nothing wrong with eating a pig.
Except for the pig...


22 posted on 04/05/2013 3:48:11 AM PDT by djf (I don't want to be safe. I want to be FREE!)
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To: Daffynition

First they destroyed the pork by breeding out all the fat. Now they’re trying to confuse people into thinking it’s steak.

My local diner has Butcher-Cut Pork Chop on its menu. Who cares if it’s cut by a butcher? It’s the same old dried-out piece of asbestos. The article even has a photo of the unswallowable object, supposedly temptingly cut open to show the inside. Choke.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 3:56:13 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

I like the “Lund* pork ans IBP products. I ask the butcher and won’t buy anything else.

FWIW: **At least one section of the meat department will stay the same: A spokesman for the National Chicken Council said Wednesday that no such plans are in place to change the names of chicken cuts. A chicken breast, the official said, will remain a breast.**

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.moneynews.com/Markets/Meat-Renames-Cuts-pork-chops/2013/04/04/id/497782#ixzz2PaQHbfZC
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24 posted on 04/05/2013 4:16:06 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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FWIW: **At least one section of the meat department will stay the same: A spokesman for the National Chicken Council said Wednesday that no such plans are in place to change the names of chicken cuts. A chicken breast, the official said, will remain a breast.**

Yeah................but nuggets.....where do the nuggets come from ????????


25 posted on 04/05/2013 4:18:12 AM PDT by Einherjar
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26 posted on 04/05/2013 4:20:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: FreedomPoster
From Colorado protest

http://www.lookingattheleft.com/2009/02/no-to-obamas-pork/


27 posted on 04/05/2013 4:21:18 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition

Good stuff!


28 posted on 04/05/2013 4:22:57 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: miss marmelstein
The retailers must be lovin' this.....they buy *huge* quantities of labels for their outlets....wonder if they'll be allowed to use them up...or trash them?

Grocery retailers could be stocking stacks of "porterhouse chops," "ribeye chops" and "New York chops." The pork butt — which actually comes from shoulder meat — will be called a Boston roast.

29 posted on 04/05/2013 4:24:17 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Einherjar
Stop asking question peon....go back to sleep swine.

We're from the government and here to help you.


30 posted on 04/05/2013 4:26:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: FreedomPoster
Many excellent signs at the link...looks as if Michelle Malkin was there.


31 posted on 04/05/2013 4:29:51 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Daffynition
"Names have the power to transform the 'everyday' into the 'extraordinary'"

Sorry. A name change does not fix the problem that the pork industry has breed and altered pork to the point of such extreme leanness that when cooked, your average "pork chop" , "porterhouse chop", "ribeye chop", or whatever they want to call it, is about as dry and rubbery as a hockey puck.

32 posted on 04/05/2013 4:45:18 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Daffynition

Hmm...meat industry has no problem renaming meat.... but to label where it comes from, or whether it is real or GMO....they get all Big Government Free Trade Communist Globalist and refuse to tell where from/what it is


33 posted on 04/05/2013 4:49:48 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Daffynition
Let's just say no, you idiots cannot do this. How about breeding some more fat into the pork to make it taste better?
34 posted on 04/05/2013 4:50:44 AM PDT by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Daffynition

Used to be rib and loin chops.


35 posted on 04/05/2013 5:01:53 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Whole Foods has recently announced, it is not going to sell any GMO products.

http://wholefoodsmarket.com/service/non-gmo-project-verified-products-list


36 posted on 04/05/2013 5:04:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Vision

Ractopamine is a bigger concern, IMO


37 posted on 04/05/2013 5:08:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Mentioned above: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/meat-labels-showing-origins-product-irk-canada-mexico-article-1.1307228#ixzz2PaC8bPKY


38 posted on 04/05/2013 5:10:29 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Flick Lives
Gotta disagree, my FRiend..though you are absolutely 100% correct about what has been done to pork..but that has nothing to do with the marketing effectiveness of a name change...

As an example, I give you "chilean sea bass" which is now one of the most popular fish sold in the US..so popular in recent years that the wild population is in danger of overfishing, and most is raised commercially.

39 posted on 04/05/2013 5:33:27 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: Flick Lives
OOPSIE..my last paragraph didn't make it..

Until 20 years ago, chilean sea bass was know as Patagonian toothfish, and fisherman couldn't even give it away...they would shovel it over the side off the fishing boats...now..with the name change, it's $9-10/lb at your local fish store..

40 posted on 04/05/2013 5:36:02 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline has mysteriously vanished...)
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To: Daffynition

Undoubtedly, the bureaucrats will make them trash the labels.


41 posted on 04/05/2013 5:47:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Vision

Thank you, Vision! The utter tastelessness of pork is probably why people don’t want it! No marbling, no flavor: just a sickeningly pale piece of flesh wrapped in Saran Wrap! I haven’t bought pork in years. Probably an Islamic plot, lol.


42 posted on 04/05/2013 5:51:14 AM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Daffynition

Has anyone seen Baraq Hussein 0bama eat a poke chop, bacon or a good ole pork barbeque sandwich? He’s a muzzie through and through!


43 posted on 04/05/2013 6:03:44 AM PDT by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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44 posted on 04/05/2013 6:17:11 AM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: firebrand

First they destroyed the pork by breeding out all the fat. Now they’re trying to confuse people into thinking it’s steak.

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LOL. Who is going to be confused that it is a beef steak?

If the consumer cannot tell the difference by look, they have considerably greater issues than just this.

Has anyone you’ve ever known purchased a pork tenderloin thinking it was a beef tenderloin?

Biggest issue with pork chops (of any variety) - folks seeminly refuse to cook them correctly (read: stop overcooking them).


45 posted on 04/05/2013 6:44:54 AM PDT by dmz
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To: ken5050
Until 20 years ago, chilean sea bass was know as Patagonian toothfish, and fisherman couldn't even give it away...they would shovel it over the side off the fishing boats...now..with the name change, it's $9-10/lb at your local fish store.

Chinese gooseberries failed to excite produce buyers when they were introduced in the US during the 1960's, But sales took off when they were renamed kiwi fruit.

46 posted on 04/05/2013 6:45:45 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Flick Lives

Sorry. A name change does not fix the problem that the pork industry has breed and altered pork to the point of such extreme leanness that when cooked, your average “pork chop” , “porterhouse chop”, “ribeye chop”, or whatever they want to call it, is about as dry and rubbery as a hockey puck.

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Of course, cooking it for less time would fix that as well. Why do we still feel the need to cook pork chops until they are gray?


47 posted on 04/05/2013 6:47:17 AM PDT by dmz
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48 posted on 04/05/2013 6:57:20 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

I have never eaten a Philly cheese steak, is that what it is? That looks like a ham and egg sandwich.


49 posted on 04/05/2013 7:00:09 AM PDT by Ditter
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50 posted on 04/05/2013 7:04:37 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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