[Ads-l] Jidori - 2009 TM, 2011 use

Theresa Fisher fisher.theresa at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 19 23:33:33 EDT 2016


For a news piece, I was wondering if anyone has thoughts on the emergence
and use of "woke" as a slang term for aware. Here's an example, from an
movie review: "A brief conversation with the Kappas makes Teddy realize
just how misogynist the parties he threw in college were. Newly *woke*, he
decides to advise the sorority."

Some version of awake (maybe not "woke") seems like a natural way of
expressing awareness (social, cultural, literal). Any insight appreciated.
Thanks.

On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 9:08 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Eating at a restaurant near Green Lake in Seattle the other day, I saw =
> two or three menu items with =E2=80=9Cjidori=E2=80=9D in the description =
> (not capitalized). Not on the Oxford Dictionary site,
> =E2=80=9Cjidori=E2=80=
> =9D will get you a redirect on Wikipedia to =E2=80=9Cfree range=E2=80=9D =
> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_range =
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_range>), though the article =
> doesn=E2=80=99t use the word =E2=80=9Cjidori.=E2=80=9D The word appears =
> to commonly be understood as =E2=80=9Cfree range,=E2=80=9D but it =
> appears that is not the correct meaning in English or Japanese.
>
> On 22 October 2012, the Huffington Post ran an article titled =E2=80=9CWha=
> t Is Jidori Chicken?=E2=80=9D (http://huff.to/1g6gPC7 =
> <http://huff.to/1g6gPC7>). Kimberly Komatsu writes that she (or perhaps =
> he) first saw the word in 2011. She indicates that the word got its =
> start in English in the early 1990s when Dennis Mao =
> (http://jidorichicken.com) began selling it. She also says that Jidori =
> is never frozen, is a type of bird derived from the Rhode Island red and =
> the hinaidori, and that Mao has trademarked the term (Komatsu =
> capitalizes the word throughout). The two earliest registrations on the =
> USPTO are on 6 February 2009, one for JIDORI CHICKEN (77665200) and one =
> for JIDORI (serial number 77665205).
>
> The earliest cite I see on Google with this sort of meaning is 23 May =
> 2011 also on the Huffington Post:
> http://huff.to/1Rc7Q0r <http://huff.to/1Rc7Q0r>
> The Misfit Fits Well Into Santa Monica Dining Scene
> Jay Weston
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> But Bruce wisely picked up the recipe of the legendary Southern chef, =
> Atlanta=E2=80=99s Edna Lewis, and the famous Dixie Fried Chicken ($19) =
> is so crunchy, juicy, and damn good I was dreaming about it last =
> night... it=E2=80=99s Jidori chicken from my friend Dennis Mao=E2=80=99s =
> place downtown, organic and fresh, cooked and served in an iron
> skillet.=20=
>
> =E2=80=94=E2=80=94
>
> According to the Japanese Wikipedia on =E5=9C=B0=E9=B6=8F =
> (https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/=E5=9C=B0=E9=B6=8F), there are more than =
> 40 types of jidori and that chickens produced in Japan with at least 50 =
> percent blood from domestic chicken types qualify, a JAS standard.
>
> The earliest I see this word is 1986 (Google-dated) in a side-by-side =
> translation:
> http://bit.ly/22hH6na <http://bit.ly/22hH6na>
>
> =E6=97=A5=E6=9C=AC=E3=81=AE=E5=91=B3=E3=80=8C=E3=83=A8=E3=82=B3=E3=83=A1=E3=
> =82=B7=E3=82=AC=E3=82=A4=E3=83=89=E3=80=8D: =E5=92=8C=E8=8B=B1=E5=AF=BE=E7=
> =85=A7
> by =E4=B8=89=E4=BA=95=E7=89=A9=E7=94=A3=E5=BA=83=E5=A0=B1=E5=AE=A4
>
> =E2=80=A6 a _jidori_ is =E2=80=9Ca free range chicken=E2=80=9D and a =
> broiler is=E2=80=A6
>
> Then is 1996 (Google-dated), though the word is for specific bird types:
> http://bit.ly/1U3oile <http://bit.ly/1U3oile>
> Journal of the Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Hiroshima =
> University: volumes 35, 36
> Hiroshima Daigaku. Seibutsu Seisangakubu
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> Six Japanese native breeds (Iwate-Jidori, Aizu-Jidori, Sadohige-Jidori, =
> Siba-Tori, Onaga-Dori and Echigonankin-Shamo) and one imported breed =
> (White Leghorn) were studied.
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA=
>
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