Monday, December 19, 2011


I learned the word for "trotter" in Chinese class last week. "{Chinese people often eat the front feet but not the back feet. It's better to eat the front feet,}" Sophia told me. "{Do you know why?}"

"{I have no idea,"} I said.

"{Think about it. Guess.}"

I thought a few seconds, then said, "{Because the hind feet are below the ass.}"

She broke into English: "Only you would say that."

But it's really because the front feet bring food toward the pig, so if you eat front feet, goes the thinking, you'll get more money. But the back feet kick things away from the pig, etc.

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