Thursday, August 21, 2008

Did you know that the bit of the chicken that sails over the fence last or crosses the road last is called a Bishop's Nose???

Yeah, me neither.

Anyhoo, Kelly told me this, and it totally freaked me out. Funny to even think of naming this part of the bird (would YOU eat it? I wouldn't!!!) because it's a total throwaway, in polite circles.

So I did a google search, hoping to find a visual aid. Instead, I found a link with this Q&A exchange on chicken ass preparation:

Question: I bought a pound of bishop's nose(s)? After frying in oil and soya sauce, they turn up hard and rubbery. Why?

You probably overcooked it. Given the fat content, it's going to have a bad reaction to too much heat or too long on the heat.

PROPER ANSWER: Um, Hello??? It's CHICKEN ASSES! Lower your expectations.



none said...

The Democratic party is like KFC except all they have are left wings and assholes.

DBA Dude said...

Over here we call it the Parson's nose - and according to wiki the terms Pope's nose and Sultan's nose are also used.

breda said...

those of us raised Catholic call it the "Pope's nose"

Peter said...

Yes, the "nose" has been called many things, depending on the religion of the caller.

Reminds me of the famous joke, found scrawled on the toilet wall at the Edinburgh Theological College, haven of the Presbyterian ministry. For the uninitiated, the original title of the Presbyterian Church was the "Church of Scotland".

Q: Why do people write "F*** the Pope" on toilet walls?

A: Because it's too much trouble to write "F*** the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland!"


NotClauswitz said...

Not raised Catholic but heard it called the Pope's Nose, not too sure I'd want a pound of them to fry-up - given the soy-sauce component and frying I'm inclined to think the ethnicity of the Questioner as being Asian.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We've always called it a pope's nose and it always went straight into the garbage. I can;'t even imagine wanting to eat it.

Anonymous said...

I always thought 'cause the ones
I've seen are often slightly
"reddish," as from the days medieval
when bishops could afford to be
Anon, Don