United States of America

There are regulations in place protecting us from misnomers in the food market. However, it would seem that one of America's most beloved meats is being openly counterfeited. Bacon, as one of the cornerstones of our society, is a very specific product. Almost every rational adult (and some rational children) recognize that bacon is a product deriving from the pig (scientific name: Sus).

To the horror of bacon consumers nationwide and to many interested third parties, the turkey (scientific name: Meleagris) is somehow flying under the bacon flag. There is already a term for butcher cuts which would be considerably more applicable to this bird-meat while remaining independent from true bacon: "strips". Thinly sliced turkey muscle should be coined "turkey strips" to avoid the confusion and maintain the sanctity of the bacon name.

This petition is an attempt to reach the renowned dictionary company, Merriam-Webster, to correct this misnomer. Turkey simply cannot be compared to bacon and the time has come to stand up for reason.

We, the undersigned, call on Merriam-Webster to redefine "Bacon" by removing the alternate definition which references turkey bacon. In turn, "turkey bacon" will be renamed to something more applicable to avian meat.

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The Request that Merriam-Webster revisits the definition of "Bacon" petition to Merriam-Webster was written by Stephen Edmonson and is in the category Health at GoPetition.