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Pork, Pig

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The former is Norman-French, the latter Saxon.

“Pork, I think, is good Norman-French; and so, when the brute lives, and is in charge of a Saxon slave, she goes by her Saxon name; but becomes a Norman, and is called pork, when she is carried to the castle-hall.”—Sir Walter Scott: Ivanhoe.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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