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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Family Butchers: a rant

It can't be just me, surely, who gets freaked out by shops quite blatantly proclaiming themselves to be a FAMILY BUTCHERS.

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(Painting by Annibale Carracci)

Mind you, now I come to think about it, FAMILY BAKERS might be even worse...

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(Painting by Johann-Mithlinger-Siedlung, reproduced via Wikimedia Commons by Buchhändler.)

Word To Use Today: butcher. This word comes from the French bouchier, from bouc, billy goat, which is probably from a Celtic language. The Welsh for billy goat is bwch.

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