animal "produce" (some Google results)?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Nov 26 04:00:45 UTC 2008

At 11/25/2008 07:36 PM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>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
>>>>Catholic church are defining the word "meat".  rather, they each
>>>>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

Hah!  And I thought BROAD MEAT (especially when capitalized) was a
Wikipedia term, as (I think) Arnold gave some others -- in caps --
previously.  In any case, I do not criticize Arnold, and I am still
amused and bemused thinking about what "broad meat" could be defined
to be (at least one path is vaguely improper).


>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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