Do you know what bolonie is?

United States
April 27, 2016 10:44am CST
I have lived in the south almost 16 years. It doesn't cease to amaze me how people pronounce and/or spelling words. They take perfectly good English and turn it into - I'm not sure what. Case in point, I person who purchased some items from us through a post in Facebook, who I friended so we could communicate easier - made me LOL a short wile ago. He posted that he is having lunch with his parents and he described the menu which included: * Fresh sliced tomatoes * Eggs * Hot coffee * Hog gowels and * Bolonie I guess if you can't really spell a word property you can do it phonetically. Just throw a few letters out there and see what it spells. However - has he never seen the Oscar Mayer commercial, "My bolonga has a first name... I bet you thought I was going to make fun of the hog jowels! Photo: pixabay.com/en/hog-pig-swine-piglet-sow-441056/
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• United States
27 Apr 16
I've also seen it spelled baloney but never bolonie
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• United States
27 Apr 16
This guy works at a nuclear power plant...that scares me!
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
27 Apr 16
@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Apr 16
hahahaha...i like to mess with people and actually say bologna as its spelled...you should see the looks i get..hahah
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• United States
28 Apr 16
They would never understand that around here either.
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@Rosekitty (19443)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill here either and sometimes i wonder where is their sense of humor..hahaah
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• United States
29 Apr 16
@Rosekitty It went out the window.
@JudyEv (119153)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Apr 16
I read the comments so I now don't need an explanation of 'bolonie'. Hog jowels I managed to work out all by myself!
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• United States
28 Apr 16
They sell hog jowels in jars in the grocery store - I gag when I see it.
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@JudyEv (119153)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill There are big tubs of pigs' ears in our supermarket which are meant as chew toys for dogs. They're pretty gross too.
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• United States
28 Apr 16
@JudyEv We used to buy pigs ears for our lat dog, they aren't cheap!
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@TheSojourner (17479)
• United States
27 Apr 16
There are a lot of words that are mysteries like that. LOL I do not like bologna, no matter how you want to spell it! I don't even like it with CATSUP! ;-)
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• United States
27 Apr 16
I think I might have eaten it when I was a kid and didn't know better. Even my husband who eats anything won't touch it.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill I do remember though my mother frying bologna slices up and that was okay. I don't eat Spam either
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• United States
27 Apr 16
@CoralLevang Oh, spam no way - but I ate SOS as a kid and loved it, probably still do if someone would make it for me.
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 16
I knew what the bolonie was but couldn't make out what he meant by hog gowels, and yes it did cross my mind that you might come up with an innuendo or two!
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• United States
27 Apr 16
I think hog jowels are pig cheeks...not quite sure but that's a guess.
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@jaboUK (53401)
• United Kingdom
27 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill That's probably right - human jowls are droopy cheeks I think.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
@jaboUK Yes, you are right.
@valmnz (12661)
• New Zealand
27 Apr 16
When I saw your heading I though of an old saying, think it's Irish, about somehing being a lot of boloney - rubbish.
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• United States
28 Apr 16
Bologna is a lot of rubbish - not gourmet food by any means.
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@valmnz (12661)
• New Zealand
28 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill and after writing that comment I realised the Irish word is probably spelled baloney.
@1creekgirl (9926)
• United States
27 Apr 16
Abby, you've probably also heard Vienna Sausages pronounced "Vhy eenies." That's right up there with putting cheese in your coffee and peanuts in your Pepsi.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
I have to admit I've never heard any of those three.
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• United States
28 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill Wow, maybe those are just NC practices!
@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
27 Apr 16
What is Hog gowels ? Bologna?hope is the right spelling, is a town in Italy
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• United States
27 Apr 16
Hog jowels I think are pig's cheek. Yes, bologna is spelled like the city - it's cold cuts - presumably pork.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
27 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill Learned something new thanks
@Corbin5 (100230)
• United States
27 Apr 16
Every time I have to spell bologna, I remember I learned how to spell it due to the Oscar Mayer commercial. We even had Little Oscar, a little person, go through town riding in the Wiener Whistle. Oh my. Love the photo!
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
27 Apr 16
Did you really have the Wiener Whistle riding in your town? ONLY in America!
• United States
27 Apr 16
The weiner mobile was in TN last year,,,,I didn't rush out to see it!
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28 Apr 16
Being lost in the busy schelude of their fast paced life, most of the people have forgotten Grammar and pronounciation....What to do?
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• United States
28 Apr 16
This is a spelling error - or a finger typing error - not sure which.
@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
28 Apr 16
Ha ha.. I thought you would go for the jowels too!
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• United States
28 Apr 16
I thought about it, but the bolonie was too good to resist.
@1creekgirl (9926)
• United States
27 Apr 16
Of course I know what balonie is....it's that stuff that nobody knows what's in it and most likely wouldn't want to know.
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• United States
27 Apr 16
Its stuff they sweep up off the floor LOL!
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Apr 16
well, it does sound like bolone, or bolonie, but yes, I hear the song IN my head when I spell bologna now.
This is the one with the cute kid fishing. He sings the song, "My bologna has a first name, it's O-s-c-a-r. My bologna has a second name, it's M-a-y-e-r."
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• United States
27 Apr 16
Yes, that why I said he spelled it phonetically
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
27 Apr 16
I have always wondered about a lot of that southern food. Funny how people don't even use a spell checker. Being a writer and a lover of the English language it bugs me to see mistakes but I try to consider the source. People are only human!
• United States
27 Apr 16
Bologna isn't a southern food - I think it's pretty much anyplace in the US. I know we have it up north. This guy works at a nuclear power plant, I sure he spells words correctly there.
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill ...Yes, it is. But, I was talking about the other one you mentioned.
@LadyDuck (147877)
• Switzerland
27 Apr 16
What is Bolonie a misspelled Bologna? Bologna is a name, the name of the city in Italy where it is produced.
• United States
27 Apr 16
Yes, he obviously doesn't know how to spell it correctly. The bologna eaten in the US is not what they make in the city of Bologna. From what I read the stuff made in Italy goes under a different name and is a different product.
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@LadyDuck (147877)
• Switzerland
28 Apr 16
@AbbyGreenhill Here is a photo of sliced Mortadella Bologna , this is the way we call it.
@JolietJake (50030)
• United States
19 Jul 16
I thought you were going to talk about a political speech
• United States
19 Jul 16
LOL - those speaches are 'full of it' but not bolonie or bologna.
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@jstory07 (65402)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Apr 16
I seen that commercial so many times that I will always know how to spell bologna.
• United States
28 Apr 16
I think that's why we know how to spell it correctly.
@amadeo (61875)
• United States
27 Apr 16
sorry,I missed this post there. No I have not seen this.
• United States
28 Apr 16
Did your snow melt?
@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
27 Apr 16
I've lived in the south for 32 years now, and I still laugh at the way they pronounce some things.
• United States
27 Apr 16
I know what you mean. Sometimes you just have to try not to laugh...until you are out of their eyesight.
@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
27 Apr 16
BTW,that`s one pot bellied pig
• United States
27 Apr 16
He is a big pig isn't he LOL - there were so many pig photos I liked that one the best.