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If cow meat is beef and pig meat is pork, why is chicken meat chicken, amirite?

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"cow", "pig", and "chicken" are all German-derived, while "beef", "pork", and "poultry" are all French-derived. Different words are used at different times along the line of food prep/serving. French words are used more for serving while German words are used more "in the field"

Anonymous +1Reply

Wouldn't you call it poultry?

@chicken Any bird can be poultry.

Well, there are different types of cows and pigs. Just like there are different birds.

@Coday Well, there are different types of cows and pigs. Just like there are different birds.

That’s a different thing. Bird is an animal group not animal species.

AadisehEmilias avatar AadisehEmilia Yeah You Are +1Reply

turkey is called turkey, quail is called quail, chicken is called chicken. it's because they are birds, not red meat.

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