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BBQ Etymology

bbq150.jpgHow and when did the abbreviation "BBQ" worm its way into the American dialect? Texas Monthly barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn gets all fancy with charts and consults the word wizards behind NPR's A Way With Words to get to the bottom of it. (He also relays how to tap out the term in Morse code, which could maybe come in handy one day?) [TMBBQ]