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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    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.
    Didn't know that about chitterlings. Thanks

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    PS (I'm surprised that you mentioned umbles without mentioning 'a napron'.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Oy! I think I'm going to organ-ize a protest against bad puns! I simply can't stomach them!

    And, OP, I think what you probably had was sheep intestines, not the bowels (two different body parts with different functions). Sheep intestines are common in Turkey and other Mediterranean countries, but like most meals consisting of an animals internal organs, they give it a more appetizing name.

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