BaCon brings bacon-themed festival to DeltaPlex Arena

Aug 31, 2013 Full story: MLive.com

The list of themed conferences coming to Grand Rapids is growing but who would have thought there would be one specifically aimed at fans of bacon? Full disclosure: BaCon is not so much a conference like the others but the play on words does draw you in to the fact that the first West Michigan BaCon Festival is coming to the DeltaPlex Arena on ... (more)

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Alberto Cutuli

Ituzaingo, Argentina

#1 Aug 31, 2013
La panceta, tocino, tocineta, beicon o bacón (del inglés bacon) es un producto cárnico o con rodetas que comprende la piel y las capas que se encuentran bajo la piel del cerdo o puerco. Está compuesta de la piel, tocino (grasa) entreverado de carne (de ahí que también se lo denomine «tocino entreverado» o «tocino de veta»). Suele elaborarse ahumado y consumirse salado, teniendo un gran valor energético (aproximadamente 9 calorías por cada gramo).

Es también conocido como bacon (/beicon/) que es una voz inglesa usada en España. En Hispanoamérica, se usan las palabras tocineta y tocino en México, según el tipo. En Argentina, se usa panceta; aunque cabe destacar que este término en España se usa mucho menos, pues bacon se refiere a panceta ahumada mientras que panceta se refiere a su estado natural o crudo.
Alberto Cutuli

Ituzaingo, Argentina

#2 Aug 31, 2013
Dress codes are written and, more often, unwritten rules with regard to clothing. Clothing like other aspects of human physical appearance has a social significance, with different rules and expectations being valid depending on circumstance and occasion. Even within a single day an individual may need to navigate between two or more dress codes, at a minimum these are those that apply at their place of work and those at home, usually this ability is a result of cultural acclimatization. Different societies and cultures will have different dress norms although Western styles are commonly accepted as valid.

The dress code has built in rules or signals indicating the message being given by a person's clothing and how it is worn. This message may include indications of the person's gender, income, occupation and social class, political, ethnic and religious affiliation, attitude and attitude towards comfort, fashion, traditions, gender expression, marital status, sexual availability and sexual orientation, etc. Clothes convey other social messages including the stating or claiming personal or cultural identity, the establishing, maintaining, or defying social group norms, and appreciating comfort and functionality.

For example, wearing expensive clothes can communicate wealth, the image of wealth, or cheaper access to quality clothing. All factors apply inversely to the wearing of inexpensive clothing and similar goods. The observer sees the resultant, expensive clothes, but may incorrectly perceive the extent to which these factors apply to the person observed.(cf. conspicuous consumption). Clothing can convey a social message, even if none is intended.[citation needed]

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