Re: META: barfsome terminology

Bryan Moss (
Tue, 5 Oct 1999 19:45:45 +0100

Damien Broderick wrote:

> [ 'Meat' ]
> I'd like to suggest a moratorium on this usage, not because I'm squeamish
> but because a vast number of the people we'd like to guide to a better
> understanding of the coming world *are*. I'm not sure what term to offer
> in replacement, but perhaps *protein body* might do? That's also a tad
> dehumanised, but it doesn't have the swaggering adolescent taint of
> *meat*.

So then, Mr Broderick, rather than hurt their little feelings we are, instead, to build a house on a shaky foundation of euphemisms, that will, when the tides come, collapse in a flurry of God-knows-what...?