[LMB] OT: Language

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 02:20:00 BST 2019


Would eating vat grown human flesh be considered cannibalism? Or would that
just be in poor taste?

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019, 1:54 PM Joel Polowin <jpolowin at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 5 Aug 2019, at 23:57, Luke Bretscher <rocketman0739 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Now you're recommending KITTEN pizza? Just wait till I tell Ivan about
> >> this latest culinary perversion?you know how he feels about kittens.
>
> Over the time of the books, Ivan seems to have shifted from "they're
> cute little things that must be rescued/protected" to "furry verminoids
> that live to shed hairs on Imperial uniforms, but they're useful props
> for picking up women".  Or it might just be situational: cute when
> they need rescuing, otherwise to be avoided unless useful.
>
> > This made me wonder, do Betans eat strange meats since they are all vat
> > protein anyway? Like kitten or puppy (many in Asia already eat those)?
>
> See Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Food of the Gods".
>
> Joel
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