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#1 2014-01-14 21:08:51

Dixon Wragg
From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 837

"carry on" for carrion

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.



#2 2014-01-14 22:46:35

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1907

Re: "carry on" for carrion

Surely we’ve discussed this one somewhere? Guess not: just found this (post #6) which is the flip side of it.

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



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