Re: Word connections - malaise and sit
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 28, 2001, 20:12|
Sally Caves wrote:
>Andreas Johansson wrote:
> > Nathan Roy wrote:
> > [snip]>
> > >similar to how pork, mutton, venison and beef are more sophisticated
> > >than pig, sheep, deer and cow.
> > More sophisticated? I thought the only difference was that the first set
> > refered to the animals as food, and the second to 'em in any other
> > (bar highly scientific ones where they'll be refered to by systematic
> > names) ...
>I'm sure someone has made this remark already, but pig, sheep, deer and
>are Anglo-Saxon, and pork, mutton, venison, and beef are Norman French.
>are only "sophisticated" because they were used by an "elite" conquering
>people after the Norman Conquest in 1066. In other words, the English
>servants tended the pigs, sheep, and cows and probably dressed the deer,
>the aristocratic Normans ate pork, mutton, beef, and venison at the
Ok. So "sophisticated" = "upper class" here. I was thinking of
"sophisticated" as in being advanced or complex.
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