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Chris -- 2018-04-11
I only found one really clear example:
Like a lot of bottom feeders, they’ll eat carry on from the ocean floor.
slide show on spiny lobsters
I suppose the perp could be thinking that, if carrion is a dead critter that’s still considered edible, it “carries on” being meat instead of being relegated to the status of garbage quite yet.
I know, it’s a bit of a long shot. You eggcornistas can decide if you want to eat it or turn up your noses.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .