[LMB] was: Language Now Vat Meat Ethics

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Aug 15 17:59:48 BST 2019



> On Aug 15, 2019, at 10:12 AM, Margaret Dean <margdean56 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> As far as that goes, the language has already evolved once. In English the
> word "meat" used to mean simply "food", as in the saying "One man's meat is
> another man's poison." If you meant food that came from a dead animal you
> had to specify "fleshmeat." Nowadays the definition of "meat" has narrowed,
> but whether it's narrowed enough to exclude the lab-grown substance ... ?

And “corn” meant “grain”.

It’s funny that fish flesh isn’t considered “meat” by many.


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