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Re: CHAT: Definite/Indefinite Article Distinction\

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 18, 2002, 20:28
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> >One word: "Blech!". I've tried [la~gd@'b9f] once, and I hated it. I said I >*can* eat pretty much anything, but I never said I *liked* it all ;))) . >
My dear grandmother, who grew up on a farm, loved such things. She produced a tongue for dinner _once_, but my sister and I freaked out majorly on seeing the thing, taste-buds and all. Tongue never appeared on the table again. I did eat a bit of tongue, in a Brazilian feijoada-- little slices (no visible taste-buds), and lots of spice. It would have been impolite to clean my plate except for the pieces of tongue, so a few went down OK, but I hid most of them under excess beans and sauce. Once when little, I spotted liver in the butcher's display and thought it was something chocolate. My mother said "Oh, you wouldn't like that"-- her all-purpose put-down to our childish desires, but that time, at least, she got it right. I've eaten and enjoyed liver exactly once, but that was in Italy, and it was cooked by a Danish girl.