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Re: CHAT: cross-culturation

From:Y.Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Monday, December 3, 2001, 14:29
Re: John Cowan on Monday, December 03, 2001 4:14 PM

> > What kinda ham, i wonder? pork? <smi-i-i-ile...> > > 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.)
My goodness! I've been learning English for years, and REALLY didn't know it! lol And how should I call a turkey or a chicken prepared the same way? In Russian, it's all {vetchina}, with specific attribute: {svinaja v.} = that's your HAM, lit. 'pork ham', but you can meet {ind`ushinaja v.} made of turkey etc. What should I say if I need smth kosher of this kind? Yitzik ? ?


John Cowan <jcowan@...>