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Offline JD

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Episode #59
« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2006, 11:04:23 PM »
Quote from: "Ariel"
I forget where I read/heard/saw this bit of trivia, but the story of the different words in English for an animal and that animal's meat can be traced to the Norman conquest of England. The conquered English farmers generally raised the animals for wealthier Norman French consumers. Therefore, a "food" animal was called by its English name while it was alive, but its Norman French name after it was dead and sauced on a plate.  

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