You know how sometimes you say something, and as you hear yourself saying it, you know how utterly stupid it is? And you wish you could just snatch those words out of the air and cram them backwards into your mouth? But since that is an absolute impossibility, you just have to bank on the fact that your friends know you're not a moron?
I have a friend who is Jewish, but not religious. He eats pork. Pork, in fact, is one of his all-time favorite things ever.
He recently took a trip to Spain, mainly for the ham. Really. It was a ham-focused food tour of Northern Spain. Apparently it was amazing.
A group of friends were getting together last week to hear about the trip. I said I expected some pork tales.
He said, very cleverly, "Do you mean 'pork tales' or 'pork tails'?" Heh heh.
He added, "Because the latter is a delicacy, you know."
This led to me point out that that would mean eating the part of the pig closest to the butt hole, and was he serious?
He was dead serious. And, he added, people even eat cow anus. This I find truly hard to believe. And is off topic. But since you know I love to talk about that sort of thing, still gross enough to mention.
So when we all got together, I of course wanted to hear about the eating of the pig's tail.
He said it's not actually the tail, but the fatty part around it. And it's delicious.
And I. (I'm cringing all over again as I write this.) I said, "Wow. Is this a Jewish delicacy?"