beat the meat
Masturbate, as in He was always beating the meat. This term, considered vulgar slang, is used for males, since it uses meat in the sense of “penis,” a usage dating from the late 1500s.
What does “delicatessen” actually mean? After deli meat recall, learn the name of what caused the risk.
On Tuesday, a division of Tyson Foods Inc recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat, saying that it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The meat was used in sandwiches sold at Wal-Mart stores. Luckily, there have been no reported illnesses. Unfortunately, we often hear about salmonella. (Read more about salmonella here.) How does it differ from listeria? Listeria is a hardy bacterium that can cause food …
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