animal "produce" (some Google results)?

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Wed Nov 26 00:36:49 UTC 2008

On Nov 25, 2008, at 12:38 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:

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> At 11/25/2008 01:05 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>>> this has things somewhat backwards.  it's not that vegetarians and
>>> the
>>> Catholic church are defining the word "meat".  rather, they each
>>> pick
>>> out a category of foodstuffs that are excluded in certain situations
>>> (FLESH and BROAD MEAT, respectively)
>> BROAD MEAT?  Hmmm....
> :-)  Leads down mysterious alleys ... at least two, working from each
> word as the significant noun.

well, i'm at a loss what to do about thee things.  i suppose it should

but these things things are just *labels* for categories, not
definitions of them.

i'm sorry.  i should have used CATEGORY 255, CATEGORY 573, CATEGORY
722, etc., giving a brief description (as i did before) of the
membership of each denoted category.  i'll bear this in mind in the
future, and use entirely arbitrary labels for categories, instead of
helpfully mnemonic ones,  my bad.


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