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 Pork! Pork!Porphyr’ion. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Pork, Pig.
The former is Norman-French, the latter Saxon.   1
        “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.

 Pork! Pork!Porphyr’ion. 


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