Your “All-American” breakfast on American Airlines includes Canadian bacon…
Appropriately shared by @FakeOscarMunoz, the parody account of United CEO Oscar Munoz, the menu clearly features this apparent paradox.
Now I can already anticipate an AA rebuttal. I picture it in a Napoleon Dynamite-type voice saying something like, “American is not the same as the United States of America! My goodness how American-centric, uhh…USA-centric you are.”
I recognize there are some who believe that it is “unfair, imperialistic, and U.S.-centric it is for U.S. people to steal the terms ‘America’ and ‘American’ to refer specifically to their country and themselves.” I just laugh. John Adams, the second President of the United States, used the term before 1800. And we haven’t stopped since. I mean, are we going to call ourselves United Statesians?
But I’m just having some fun here. I know that the very term “Canadian bacon” is an
American USA term for bacon that is cooked, cured, and trimmed into thinly-sliced medallions. In Canada, the term “Canadian bacon” doesn’t even exist…they call it “back bacon” instead.
So I guess my point is simply this: to avoid confusion, American Airlines should call it the “All-North American breakfast”. Or maybe it should just skip the artery clogging Canadian bacon altogether and offer some nice American made soy bacon instead. 😉