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    off the bone or from the bone

    Hello all users!

    Suppose that you eat a chicken leg. You rotate it from time to time and sink your teeth into its delicious flesh. What would you call the activity:
    eating off the bone 😞 or eating from the bone?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: off the bone or from the bone

    I'd be surprised to learn there is an expression for that. But if there is one I would like to know what it is.

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    #3

    Re: off the bone or from the bone

    I don't know of a phrase for it. Mind you, I've been vegetarian/vegan for nearly 25 years, so I'm not sure I'd know it even if it existed.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: off the bone or from the bone

    Fair enough. Do you nibble the corn from or off the cob?

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    #5

    Re: off the bone or from the bone

    It is often called "corn on the cob." So I guess when you eat corn on the cob you eat corn off the cob.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corn_on_the_cob

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    #6

    Re: off the bone or from the bone

    I would eat corn straight off the cob.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: off the bone or from the bone

    We would describe meat (and corn) as being on the bone (or on the cob) so I suppose that we eat it off the bone (or off the cob), as the case may be.

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    #8

    Re: off the bone or from the bone

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I suppose that we eat it off the bone
    Except that we don't. The four people who have responded so far (five including me) don't actually know. A couple have guessed what we would say if we said it. We clearly don't feel the need for such as an expression.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Jul-2016 at 01:58. Reason: Fixed quote box

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    #9

    Re: off the bone or from the bone

    I would like to explain something. I am not looking for any expression. I was misled by the fact that "meat off the bone" means "meat without bone" and I didn't know whether or not to use "eating off the bone or eating from the bone".

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    Re: off the bone or from the bone

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post

    Except that we don't. The four people who have responded so far (five including me) don't actually know. A couple have guessed what we would say if we said it. We clearly don't feel the need for such as an expression.
    Speak for yourself. I'm offering what I would say and what I think makes the most sense. Note the OP, which asked "What would you call the activity: eating off the bone or eating from the bone?"

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