[ sak-suh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈsæk səˌnɪz əm /
an English word or idiom of Anglo-Saxon rather than foreign, as Latin or French, origin.
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 …
Also called Anglo-Saxonism.
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