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From:David Starner <starner@...>
Date:Monday, December 3, 2001, 16:21
On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 09:14:33AM -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> Certainly. The English language, at least, admits no ham > (as a food item) that is not pork. ("Ham" is also a > synonym for "buttock", in which case it can be human.)
Interesting. My online copy of the 1913 Webster's Dictionary has two definitions - "The region back of the knee joint", and "the thigh of any animal; especially the thigh of a hog cured by salted and smoking." Apparently, though this lacks context, ham may have became specifically pork in the last century. -- David Starner -, ICQ #61271672 Pointless website: Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. -- John Ciardi


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