RE: BBQ-noun or verb
It depends on your geographical location and/or mindset. In Ohio I can go to a barbeque, I can barbeque something, and I can eat barbeque. Where I grew up, in Connecticut, I could barbeque something and I could go to a barbeque, but I could not eat barbeque. If I recall correctly, when I lived in Texas I could barbeque something and I could go to a barbeque, but I couldn't eat barbeque, except in certain areas. In the Carolinas I could eat barbeque, but not barbeque anything.
That's it. I'm up to here in barbeque. I think I'll make some chili tonight.