Panhandle Bob posted:
Obviously my lack of sophistimication is on display again. Thank you Robert, for setting me straight.
I didn't know what it was either Bob. A group of us were in San Luis Obispo County hitting some wineries and I saw charcuterie on the menu. Not wanting to ask I Googled it and discovered it was basically a way to prepare meat. The word is now used to describe a tray of meat with cheeses and other bits to serve with wine. Of course, being the wise-a$$ guy that I am, I said something to the effect of, "Why the he!! do they need to call it charcuterie? It's meat and cheese, just call it a deli platter so we'll know what it is.". Now I say the word with a stuffy accent just to sound pretentious; kind of like the Grey Poupon commercial. Pleas pass the charcuterie please.