Why Does A Cow Become Beef?
Have you ever stopped to wonder why we eat pork and beef, but not pig or cow? Menus don’t advertise sheep or deer, but mutton and venison. And, we nonchalantly nosh on veal without the linguistic reminder that we’re actually eating meat from a baby calf. When it comes to designating meat terminology, the English language has a few ways of distinguishing between the live …
Purple Cow? Learn the weird reason blurbs are called blurbs
You read the blurb on the back of a book to figure out if you want to shell out the extra bucks for the hardcover. You glance at the blurb on a DVD before deciding if that film is the one to enjoy that evening. A good blurb provides a short summary or praise of a creative work, but it doesn’t give anything away. It whets …
Origin of cow pilot
First recorded in 1880–85
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