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  1. B45
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    "Wow, that's a prime slice of cow."

    Can you say:

    "Wow, that's a prime slice of cow."

    VS

    "Wow, that's a prime slice of beef."

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    Re: "Wow, that's a prime slice of cow."

    It would sound odd in many cases. It is the kind of thing someone might say in a jocular manner, but in most situations it wouldn't work IMO.

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    Re: "Wow, that's a prime slice of cow."

    It would depend partly on whether the speaker was looking at a live cow or a dead one.

    If you're looking at a plate of beef (meat from a dead cow), then "That's a prime slice of beef!" would probably be appropriate.
    If you're looking at a live cow, then "That's a prime cow!" would probably be appropriate. I can't see why anyone would call it a slice of cow.
    However, many people "see" cows as food so they actually might refer to a live cow as beef, because that is probably the fate/intended purpose of the animal. In that case, someone might look at a cow and be able to imagine all the "prime beef" that it will become and say "That's some prime beef!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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