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Postby Penfold » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:46 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:Hmmm, not tried emu is it any good? I've cooked kangaroo a few times and thats delicious. :)

I haven't tried it either but I would imagine it to be similar to ostrich, which is delicious. :D
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:52 pm

sooooooooooo... a bit like dophin huh? :D
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:59 pm

No dolphin is more like tuna :twisted:
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Postby LilMaibe » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:13 pm

Ostrich tastes like rabbit. Tried it last year once. Guess emu tastes like that then too
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:37 pm

Here's an interesting question. (well I think it's interesting, but I'm easily pleased) 8)

In Japan, there are different counting words for different things. For example tall thin things are ipon nihon sanbon, small round flat things are ichimai nimai sanmai, etc etc. :roll:

Anyhoos, animals are ihiki nihiki sanbiki, and birds are ichiwa niwa sanwa. :D

Yet rabbits are counted the same as birds NOT animals. Why? :?
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Postby pip » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:39 pm

Because Bugs Bunny convinced Elmur Fudd he was a bird during rabbit hunting season
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:49 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Yet rabbits are counted the same as birds NOT animals. Why? :?


According to wikipedia

Japanese Buddhist monks were not allowed to eat any meat other than birds, but liked rabbit meat so much they came up with the contrived "explanation" that rabbits are actually birds, and that their ears are unusable wings. The rationale was that while moving, rabbits only touched the ground with two feet at a time. Nowadays, hiki is the usual counter for rabbits.


The full entry is here and boy is it complicated :roll:
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Postby pip » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:00 pm

Not the only case like this.
Catholics classified the Puufin Bird as a fish to get around the whole Fish on a friday thing :lol:
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:05 pm

That's reasonable. Roast puffin tastes of fish anyway :wink:
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Postby LilMaibe » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:06 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:
poohcarrot wrote:Yet rabbits are counted the same as birds NOT animals. Why? :?


According to wikipedia

Japanese Buddhist monks were not allowed to eat any meat other than birds, but liked rabbit meat so much they came up with the contrived "explanation" that rabbits are actually birds, and that their ears are unusable wings. The rationale was that while moving, rabbits only touched the ground with two feet at a time. Nowadays, hiki is the usual counter for rabbits.


The full entry is here and boy is it complicated :roll:


Why do I read such things always when I am re-reading either Hogfather or Last Continent and am at a point where them wizards are given odd explanations for virtually everything....
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:15 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:That's reasonable. Roast puffin tastes of fish anyway :wink:


Wot? Like whale? :lol:
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Postby David Brown » Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:36 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:Ah yes, thinking about it there were two versions done, one on a red background and one on a blue, this is quite a while ago. I bought the blue one which is the Ankh-Morpork Merchant Ships Flag of Convenience. (for hanging in your convenience :D ). The red one was the main flag of the city sorry for the confusion there, if everything wasn't packed up ready for my move I could have checked before posting.

If you don't mind my asking, from where did you buy it?
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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:31 pm

David Brown wrote:
The Mad Collector wrote:Ah yes, thinking about it there were two versions done, one on a red background and one on a blue, this is quite a while ago. I bought the blue one which is the Ankh-Morpork Merchant Ships Flag of Convenience. (for hanging in your convenience :D ). The red one was the main flag of the city sorry for the confusion there, if everything wasn't packed up ready for my move I could have checked before posting.

If you don't mind my asking, from where did you buy it?


The Cunning Artificer but it was years ago and I know he doesn't have any more
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Postby David Brown » Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:12 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:The Cunning Artificer but it was years ago and I know he doesn't have any more

Thank you. Drat. If I manage to do a production of Night Watch, I'll have to get the wardrobe people to make one, then.
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