Monday, October 27, 2008

Don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys and hobos.

Hobo stew - What is it? Some may know it as Cowboy Stew. Simply put, it is a bunch of vegetables thrown in aluminum foil and cooked in a fire. We decided the vegetarian version could be "Hobo Stew" and the kind with meat could be "cowboy stew". It just seemed to fit.

I am now wondering about the political correctness of our terminology. Am I trying to say that hobo's can't afford meat? Should I try to put cowboys in a box by calling them all meat eaters? Didn't Brokeback Mountain break all the stereotypes about cowboys? They can be sensitive, why can't they be vegetarians? I did some research and found that cowboy is not PC (politically correct). So in an attempt to not anger any cowboy organizations that read my web log, I will refer to them as cowpunchers. Wait, PETA might be angry with that so I will now call them herders.

What about hobos? I guess its wrong to even label someone a hobo. I checked the thesaurus, so I will use the term migrant worker. Wait, people of latino descent might take offense at that, so I will call them wanderers. What about people that wander that have homes? They might take offense at that. So to end the debate I will refer to both herders and wanders as carnivorous nomads and vegetarian nomads. In summary, carnivorous nomadic stew and vegetarian nomadic stew are good.

4 comments:

richies said...
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richies said...

Not only is the term cowboy not politically correct, cowboys themselves are not politically correct. I recently heard this song at a Dan Roberts concert.

We’ll whip Mexico at the old Alamo
You bet we Texican
What do you say we smoke out sittin’ bull
Give his feathers a pull
And they’ll call it Custer’s next to last stand
And all them horse thiefs and rustlers and two timin’ gals
Hey how about all the liberal democrats we can find
Yea let’s round ‘em up and toss ‘em in the OK corral
Little palomino pal of mine

All them IRS prowlers and sierra club howlers
Handgun controllers and left wing high rollers
Dope smoking tree huggers and end zone jitter buggers

We’ll round ‘em up and toss ‘em in the OK corral
Little palomino pal of mine

Now you know how at least one cowboy thinks.

Laurel said...

Too cute!! I bet cowgirls like cowboy stew, too!! :)

Heather said...

Tooo funny! LOL I love your logic here. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.