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    #1

    pig lungs, pig's intestines, etc

    Currently I've been doing a project of translating Taiwanese food names into English. It is hard for me because I know my translations should not be based only on whether grammar is correct, but more importantly on how the native speakers say the following food names.

    A. the lung of a pig eaten as food: (1. pig lung, 2. pig lungs, 3. pig's lung, 4. pig's lungs, 5. pork lung, 6. pork lungs)

    B. the intestine of a pig eaten as food: (1. pig intestine, 2. pig intestines, 3. pig's intestine, 4. pig's intestines, 5. pork intestine, 6. pork intestines, 7. pork chitterlings, 8. chitterlings)

    I need language experts' help. Thank you so much.

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    #2

    Re: pig lungs, pig's intestines, etc

    A. pigs' lungs

    B. pigs' intestines/chitterlings


    Yum, yum.

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    #3

    Re: pig lungs, pig's intestines, etc

    Tripe!

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    #4

    Re: pig lungs, pig's intestines, etc

    Not A Teacher

    A) Pigs Lungs can also be referred to as pigs lights.

    Although many people are familiar with the recipe for the Scottish dish haggis using sheep lights in it, according to the Oxford Dictionary it can be used for other animals as well.
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...english/lights

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    #5

    Re: pig lungs, pig's intestines, etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Tripe!
    Derma!

    (And traif derma, at that!)
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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