[ pawrk-bar-uh-ler, pohrk- ]
/ ˈpɔrkˌbær ə lər, ˈpoʊrk- /
a politician, especially a senator or member of Congress who is party to or benefits from a pork barrel.
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 …
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