Q: animal "produce"?

Jeff Prucher jprucher at YAHOO.COM
Mon Nov 24 20:19:20 UTC 2008

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> From: Jesse Sheidlower <jester at PANIX.COM>
> I find it hard to imagine that an editor
> defining, say, the invented[1] "beefetarian" would have
> written "a vegetarian whose diet includes beef", rather than
> "one who chiefly follows a vegetarian diet but also eats
> beef", the equivalent of which should have been used for
> _pescetarian_.

Rather off-topic, but Jeffrey Steingarten, in reference to people who call themselves vegetarians but eat beef (apparently there are some), wrote that he didn't know whether to call them "bovo-vegetarians" or "psycho-vegetarians".

Jeff Prucher

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