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
> > animals' anatomy, tho' this may be Swedish influence. What does the
> > say?
>Ironically, it is used of the edible chest musculature of birds, though
>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.
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