Re: What the f -at- #$? (etymology note)

Subject: Re: What the f -at- #$? (etymology note)
From: "Arlen P. Walker" <arlen -dot- walker -at- JCI -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 1994 14:57:17 -0500

>Your are correct, the origins are classist and elitist.

In furtherance of which, check the Saxon and Norman origins for words
having to do with animals. Examples: The animal is Cow, the meat is Beef.
The animal is Sheep, the meat is Mutton. The Saxons were typically the ones
who took care of the critters, while the Normans were the ones who did the

Have Fun,

arlen -dot- walker -at- jci -dot- com
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Deprivation, State of Belligerency, Widespread Transmittable Condition and
Terminal Inconvenience"
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