Man blasts Woolies over meat name: What would you call it?

A SOUTH Australian man has taken to Facebook to express his displeasure over the way Woolworths has labelled one of their processed meat products.

Damian Leach, who is clearly very passionate about correctly categorising lunch meat, blasted the supermarket chain for calling the product 'Devon' instead of 'Fritz.

To verify this claim, he starts the post out with a history lesson, attaching a photo of the meat in question.

"In case you missed year 7 civics, you may have missed the part of your education which covered that Australia is made up of a federation of states, along with 2 territories," Leach begins.

"As part of this, the Commonwealth retains the right to make laws in accordance with section 51 of the Constitution. It has long been recognised that Section 51 enumerated the powers the commonwealth held, with the ability to make laws in other areas, left residual for the state parliaments to decide."

Luckily Leach is very familiar with the Australian Constitution, so he assures Woolworths that nowhere does it say "there shall be a consisted National term for processed meats, and it shall be called Devon".

The term 'devon' or 'Belgium' is often used in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland and New South Wales, while Western Australia calls it 'polony' and it is clearly 'fritz' in South Australia.

Referring to the photo evidence, he writes, "This resembles Fritz. In South Australia we call it as we see it, and when you say fritz you get an image of what it is ... like fritz and sauce sangas."

"What the hell even is Devon other than a small county in South West England."

Leach claims that Fritz should be embraced as the true description, as South Australia is already a leader in so many other areas, even predicting that they will be victorious in today's AFL grand final.

"South Australia is a leader in many areas, space technology, renewable energies, and we are confident we will hold the AFL premiership after this weekend, again playing in the Eastern states when we deserve home ground advantage," he says.

"Australia does not finish at the Blue Mountains ... there is no Brisbane Line any more."

The rant ends with Leach trusting the issue will be rectified to represent South Australia's "unique and superior culture".

The post gave way to a debate on social media about the correct term for the processed meat.

What would you call it?

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