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Re: CHAT: mammals and mammaries

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 5, 2001, 18:40
John Cowan wrote:
>Andreas Johansson scripsit: > > > BTW, I wouldn't normally use the word "breast" when refering to >(non-human) > > animals' anatomy, tho' this may be Swedish influence. What does the >natives > > say? > >Ironically, it is used of the edible chest musculature of birds, though >they >are not mammals. A chicken, for example, contains (considered as a food) >legs, wings, and breast meat.
We do the same in Swedish (and to further complicate matters, the same word can also mean "chest" as a human body-part), but we weren't talking about "breast" in this sense, but in the milk-related sense. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at