Monday, October 02, 2006

This made me laugh out loud

"On Naming Things
Fetuses are now called unborn children. I like the logic behind this innovation; from now on I shall call living adults undead corpses. And for breakfast I will no longer order fried eggs but fried unborn chickens."

From Echidne of the Snakes.

4 comments:

Sofiya said...

Well, strictly speaking, they're chicken periods.

A friend of mine (a vegetarian) once accidentally ate a chicken abortion in China. He thought it was a boiled egg, but it was actually a special Chinese delicacy where they take a fertilized unhatched egg and boil it (rather a nasty death for the chicken foetus, but then, it mightn't feel it much) and serve it in an egg-cup. My friend was very traumatized when he went to dip his toast into the yolk.

Jen said...

kudos, sofiya. Was going to comment on the unfertilized aspect of the eggs, but 'chicken periods' takes it to a whole new level. I'm impressed, but I'm so glad I hate eggs...

Candace said...

Where's the barfing emoticon?

Amanda said...

I will be keeping a close eye on any korean egg delicacies in that case...