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Entry from March 25, 2022
Chorizontal (chorizo + horizontal)

"Chorizontal” (chorizo + horizontal) is a food portmanteau word that has appeared in several jokes.

“‘What type of land are chorizo factories built on?’ ‘Chorizontal’” was posted on the newsgroup alt.support.loneliness on June 29, 2004. “Are you being chorizontal? (...) Lying down eating sausage?” was posted on the newsgroup alt.usage.english on August 19, 2011.

“I’m always in a food coma after eating too much spicy sausage. It leaves me chorizontal” was posted on Twitter by three-fig energy on July 9, 2012. “If you eat too much chorizo you’ll end up chorizontal” was posted on Twitter by Robin Flavell on August 1, 2015. “If you eat so much sausage that you fall over… Are you chorizontal?” was posted on Reddit—Cleanjokes on March 24, 2022.


Wikipedia: Chorizo
Chorizo (/tʃəˈriːzoʊ, -soʊ/, from Spanish [tʃoˈɾiθo]; similar to but distinct from Portuguese chouriço [ʃo(w)ˈɾisu]) is a type of pork sausage originating from the Iberian Peninsula.

Google Groups: alt.support.loneliness
scent of sadness
OB
unread,
Jun 29, 2004, 8:42:28 AM
(...)
Hard reddish spicy sausage. Pronunciation in Castilian Spanish “cho-ree-thoe”, in all other dialects “cho-ree-so”. The best chorizo comes from Cantimpalos, a village in the province of Segovia. Spanish has about as many “chorizo” jokes as Eng has elephant jokes. E.g.:

“What type of land are chorizo factories built on?”
“Chorizontal”.

Google Groups: alt.usage.english
=SDC= Q09: 10
Vinny Burgoo
Aug 19, 2011, 8:04:56 AM
Are you being chorizontal?

(That’s not a clue. I just wanted to show off a new word.

LFS
Aug 19, 2011, 8:27:01 AM
Lying down eating sausage?

Twitter
Edward Philips 💙
@1755Dictionary
Spanish sausages should be served chorizontal. #DrXpun
5:25 PM · Aug 9, 2011·Hootsuite

Twitter
three-fig energy
@yodelmachine
I’m always in a food coma after eating too much spicy sausage. It leaves me chorizontal.
10:47 PM · Jul 9, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Robin Flavell
@RobinFlavell
If you eat too much chorizo you’ll end up chorizontal.
11:08 AM · Aug 1, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Kyle 風波海龍 🍋#️⃣2️⃣
@kylehoober
Chorizontal: lying down after eating too much chorizo
11:53 AM · Dec 11, 2017·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/kickypie March 24, 2022
If you eat so much sausage that you fall over…
Are you chorizontal?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, March 25, 2022 • Permalink