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Chris -- 2018-04-11
I was reading comments on a Facebook recipe that uses raw eggs. One commenter said that it is possible that the eggs in Australia might be cleaner than ours, and finished with “They’re probably pasture raised”. I’ve never heard that expression, but the person might have been thinking about free-range chickens and re-interpreted “pasteurized”.
“I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin
Aussie vowel-pronunciation might be involved: G’die, might!
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .
One wonders how many English speakers think that “pasture” is in “pasteurize.” Spelling “pasteurized” as “pasturized” is an extremely common mispelling—as frequently as .
Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.
Pesturizing: leading your chickens out to pasture to control pests in the milk (here in Quebec, eggnog is called hen’s milk).