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#50993 - 01/02/02 10:12 AM Save the Pecadillo from Extinction
Faldage Offline
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Bumper sticker available in the late '60s.


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#50994 - 01/02/02 11:53 AM Re: Hogm(o)(a)n(e)(a)y
Keiva Offline
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WON cites Ogden Nash from his collection, "Food." 1989 by Frances Nash, Isabel Eberstadt, and Linell Smith

Internal evidence (his poems) indicates that these there women are his wife and two daughers. Lovely examples:

- linell and isabel: http://littlecalamity.tripod.com/Poetry/Children.html the 4th & 12th poems
- isabel: http://www.plagiarist.com/poetry/?wid=530
- frances: unfortunately, none on-line

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#50995 - 01/02/02 11:58 AM Heeere pig, pig, piggy!
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According to this glossary, http://checc.sph.unc.edu/rooms/school/whole_hog/glossary.html

Boar - A male hog used for breeding purposes. Boars weigh about 500 pounds.

Farrow - A litter of pigs; giving birth. The hog industry uses the expression "Farrow to Finish" to describe operations that contain pigs from birth to market ready.

Feeder pig - A weaned pig up to about 10 to 12 weeks of age, weighing 40 to 50 pounds. Feeder pigs are brought to market weight during the finishing process

Piglet - Common term for a baby pig.

Sow - A female hog used for breeding purposes. Sows generally weigh between 450 and 500 pounds. Some hog operations specialize in handling sows and their litters only.

Swine - Another term for hog.


The glossary does not define "hog," but the implication of the definitions of "boar" and "sow" is that "hog" encompasses both sexes and describes a domesticated pig raised for food. I will try to remember to call my pig-farmer friend for more explication.







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#50996 - 01/02/02 12:15 PM Re: Hogmanay
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For a discussion of "Hogmanay" see Takeourwordforit at:

http://www.takeourword.com/Issue109.html Scroll down to Spotlight


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#50997 - 01/02/02 12:26 PM Re: Hogmanay
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>For a discussion of "Hogmanay"...

thus making any connection to "hog money" an afterwit.

welcome back[whiter than white]again[/whiter than white], caradea!]

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#50998 - 01/02/02 01:14 PM Re: Heeere pig, pig, piggy!
wwh Offline
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Dear Sparteye: "Boar - A male hog used for breeding purpose" Same as using a steer for breeding purposes.


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#50999 - 01/02/02 01:22 PM Re: Heeere pig, pig, piggy!
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Dear Dr. Bill

Same as using a steer for breeding purposes

You have uncovered a reference that claims hog implies that a ball disconnectomy has been performed?


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#51000 - 01/02/02 01:43 PM Re: Heeere pig, pig, piggy!
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Dear Faldage: I doubt very much that you would care to eat boar meat, unless ground extra fine. You couldn't put a fork in the gravy. A few prize boars are kept for breeding purposes. I can't remember the name for immature male swine, but almost all of them are castrated very young. The sow we had was capable of inflicting grievous injury on anyone molesting her litter. I'm glad the vet did it. That sow could with her snout lift a pine log ten inches in diameter and fifteen feet long, that I hitched to pen wire bottom, like it was a toothpick. Fortunate it always fell back in place, and she did not get out.
Goddam boars are so dangerous I would not have one as part of our oversized 4H project.


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#51001 - 01/02/02 01:54 PM Re: Heeere pig, pig, piggy!
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I doubt very much that you would care to eat boar meat

Obelix loves it.




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#51002 - 01/02/02 02:13 PM .
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