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    Can I use it in a food-related context? "grilled sheep bowels with lemon juice"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Can I use it in a food-related context? "grilled sheep bowels with lemon juice"?
    I don't think anybody would eat it if you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I don't think anybody would eat it if you did.
    It would be sheep guts? I ate it in Sicily.

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    To be honest, ostap, it's not a dish I'd be tempted to order from a menu in a restaurant, or thank you for if you served it to me as a guest at your dinner table.

    I'd rather just have the lemon juice.

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    It doesn't sound very appetising to me, but yes. Often, in a food context, unpleasant-sounding things are given euphemisms - don't know if there's one for 'bowels'. Perhaps the generic 'lights', or perhaps 'innards'...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    It doesn't sound very appetising to me, but yes. Often, in a food context, unpleasant-sounding things are given euphemisms - don't know if there's one for 'bowels'. Perhaps the generic 'lights', or perhaps 'innards'...

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    We were having a conversation about different exotic foods anyone has ever tried. I was talking to an American friend of mine and he said that he would use the word "guts" instead of ''bowels" when talking about food. Frankly it doesn't sound good but it was very delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    To be honest, ostap, it's not a dish I'd be tempted to order from a menu in a restaurant, or thank you for if you served it to me as a guest at your dinner table.

    I'd rather just have the lemon juice.

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    It's more like fast food. You get it from a street-side stand like hot dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    It's more like fast food. You get it from a street-side stand like hot dogs.
    'Different strokes for different folks!' Fast food is an excuse for some very strange tastes. One of the favoured Roman finger-foods was grilled rat - the tail made a very convenient handle.

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    I am not a teacher.

    Hog intestines as food are called "chitterlings" (pronounced CHIT-linz and often spelled "chitlins"). A Google search reveals that many people call sheep intestines as food "sheep chitterlings", which is much better than "bowels", which brings toilets to mind. A similar food word is, variously, "numbles", "umbles" or "humbles", which properly applies to deer only, and includes all the edible viscera. That's pretty rare.

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    Isn't "tripe" exactly it? (I do love beef tripe soup with lots of pepper and marjoram.)

    PS: Oh, sorry, I was wrong. It's made of stomachs, not bowels.

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