|Sausages in Austria do not usually|
have legs, clothing, or, notably,
Although I knew upon arrival that Austrians liked their sausages, it took me several weeks to realize why Austrians were always responding to my yes/no questions with the same cryptic reply - "sausage."
According to unverified internet etymologies, this peculiar use of "sausage" has several conceivable origins. Theory One states that the symmetry of sausages symbolizes one end of an issue being equal to the other. Theory Two states that, because sausages are made of left-over or otherwise useless meats, "sausage" became an appropriate verbal response to anything you just don't know what to do with. Theory Three states Austrians are always thinking about sausages, so when they are at a loss they simply say "sausage."
In order to insert this practical use of "sausage" into your English lexicon, here are some examples of its effective use:
In a restaurant:
Hostess: Smoking or non-smoking, sir?
Hostess: Thank you for being flexible.
You: What should I wear tonight, pants or a skirt?
A Friend: Mmm, sausage.
You: Yeah, I guess you're right.
On an airplane:
Flight Attendant: Would you prefer the fish or the beef for dinner?
Flight Attendant: And to drink?.
You: Also sausage.
Unfortunately my blog, like everything has an end. Only the sausage has two. Wurst.