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A Canadian slang term used to describe an individual eager to demonstrate knowledge or participate enthusiastically in school, church, seminars, etc. Like nerd, geek, brown-noser, smartypants, etc. but with more emphasis on willingness and enthusiasm, and less on social inadequacy, sycophancy, or natural ability.
17. Peameal Bacon
Peameal bacon, also known as cornmeal or Canadian bacon, is a type of back bacon made from lean boneless pork loin, trimmed fine, wet cured, and rolled in cornmeal. The name "peameal bacon" derives from the historic practice of rolling the cured and trimmed boneless loin in dried and ground yellow peas to extend shelf life. Since the end of World War II it has been rolled in ground yellow cornmeal.
Its development is credited to William Davis, a ham and bacon curer. William Davies was born in 1831 in Wallingford, England, and emigrated to Canada in 1854. Soon thereafter he set up a stall in Toronto's St. Lawrence Market, where he sold cured hams and bacon. The William Davies Company was a pork processing and packing company in Toronto, Canada. At one time, it was the largest pork packer in the British Empire, and it operated Canada's first major chain of food stores. One of Toronto's longstanding nicknames, "Hogtown", is attributable to the millions of pigs processed annually by the William Davies Company. The firm's products did extremely well in the British market and by the 1890s it was supplying over half of the entire Canadian bacon trade with Britain.
Peameal bacon sandwiches are considered a signature dish of Toronto's St. Lawrence Market to this day. The bacon is grilled in medium-sized slices until the centre is slightly rare and the cornmeal coating and external fat turns crisp, then served up with lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise. A Google image search of peameal bacon will reward you with some mouth watering as well as amusing pictures.