BBQ VS. COOKOUT IN THE SOUTH
- •Barbecue (noun)In the Southern states this is an actual type of cooked food. It's usually pulled or chopped pork.
- •Barbecue (verb)The process of smoking or cooking meat over a flame for a long time. You can barbecue chicken, pork or beef (like brisket). This is not what you do with hamburgers and hot dogs.
- •Cook Out (verb)Cooking food on a grill. This is usually where you have burgers, hot dogs, maybe kielbasa for your Yankee friends and a variety of mayonnaise laden sides like potato salad, macaroni salad, etc.
- •Cookout (noun)This is a delicious fast food chain that is second to none. You can buy a barbecue sandwich at Cookout. But you cannot cook out at Cookout because they cook for you, duh.
- •Clear as mud, right?