Quote Originally Posted by G Moorish View Post
The real hindquarters of a hog are called Hams. Each hog has two. Pork shoulders are often called Boston Butts and thus are known as Pork Butt. Costco sometimes cuts pork shoulder into strips and labels them Country Ribs. And of course, Hormel grinds up pork shoulder and packages it as Spam. Spam is often the Butt of jokes.

Thanks Marvin, that's interesting. I wonder how shoulders came to be known as butts... I'll have to ask my sister (a hog farmer) and see if she knows the history. So the employee was right... good for her. Those Bostonians...