This is my attempt at an epigram. However, since I used "slendering" which turns out not to be real word, the wit has gone right out the window. Oh well. I'll defend it by saying that I was going for a sort of advertisement feel and that those ad-agency people seem to make up words all the time. But, the truth is, I just didn't realize it wasn't a real word until after the fact.
First a bit of background knowledge is needed for the non-Newfoundlanders among you. "Scrunchins" are small chunks of fried salted pork fat. As Jembeth wrote at Everything2.com "Nobody ever said that Newfoundland cooking was low fat, low cholesterol or low sodium." Most commonly scrunchins are used to top another Newfoundland dish fish and brewis, but can accompany any number of meals. To add to the artery clogging goodness, they are often served in the oil that remains when they are fried out.
Newfoundland Diet PSA
the fatty scrunchin!
Picture yourself slendering...
Now do without the rendering.
--by John Mutford
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