Q: animal "produce"?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Mon Nov 24 17:42:09 UTC 2008

On Nov 24, 2008, at 9:32 AM, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

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> I note that in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
> (online and latest printings; not sure when this was added,
> though it was publicized at the time), the definition of
> _pescetarian_ is "a vegetarian whose diet includes fish".
> This is, of course, wrong, as a glance at the (several steps
> necessary to get to the ultimate) definition of _vegetarian_
> makes clear; one who eats fish is not a vegetarian.

indeed, and so say vegetarians, vociferously.

arnold (who once had a housemate who was a pescetarian -- and hosted
many sushi-making and -eating events at our house, yum yum)

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