[Sca-cooks] Why *X* and not *Y*?

Heleen Greenwald heleen at ptd.net
Mon Jul 28 13:01:09 PDT 2008

Please...... What does kangaroo taste like?  And please don't say  
chicken...... It's just that after reading this thread for a  
while..... now I am curious as all get out.

It strikes me as curious that we  (used as a general pronoun) get  
certain mind-sets that  *X* is OK to eat (ie,, beef) while *Y* is NOT  
OK to eat  (ie dog) in this culture anyway. And I mean that as an  
emotional reaction, not religious or dietary. I know that  (stupidly,  
I'm sure, I am sitting here wondering what kangaroo tastes like, but  
if you were to give me a kana-burger... I'd gag and not be able to  
eat it.  I grew up with tongue, which I remember being delicious, but  
today I would gag on it.  That's just overly emotional , not useful  
at all...... Thank You Spock..... OK, I;m free-associating now.... I  
have to leave.....

...... or why do they sell lamb, beef, chicken freely, or rather  
commonly in supermarkets, but not deer? Or baby lamb, but not  
mutton?  Can you get mutton freely in Britain?
Just wondering...
Have I been banished to the Rock?

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> I am "over there" with respect to you who have ready access to  
> kangaroo...

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