Thu 15 Jan, 2009 10:27 pm
Save the Sea Kittens
People don't seem to like fish. They're slithery and slimy, and they have eyes on either side of their pointy little heads"which is weird, to say the least. Plus, the small ones nibble at your feet when you're swimming, and the big ones"well, the big ones will bite your face off if Jaws is anything to go by.
Of course, if you look at it another way, what all this really means is that fish need to fire their PR guy"stat. Whoever was in charge of creating a positive image for fish needs to go right back to working on the Britney Spears account and leave our scaly little friends alone. You've done enough damage, buddy. We've got it from here. And we're going to start by retiring the old name for good. When your name can also be used as a verb that means driving a hook through your head, it's time for a serious image makeover. And who could possibly want to put a hook through a sea kitten?
No, this is not The Onion, this is PETA.
You'll have to do better than that Robert....
They're already swapping recipes for monkfish....
...and there is no way that 'kitten' will ever be applied to these ugly fuckers.
Just what they'd say about us.
Now renaming them 'Sea Rabbits', however, that would work a treat.
Poached Sea Rabbit with Cilantro and Ginger..... could be a sensation.
The term "mutton" was revised to "lamb" apparantly to make the image of the meat more popular. However, why this is so is beyond me. It would seem that the term "lamb" would evoke more sympathy than a full grown sheep just as theterm "puppy" wouldn't--I hope--make dog meat more palatable. Also, it's deceitful and misleading. What is being sold at supermarkets is mutton or adult sheep, not lambs, or, if actually lambs, then the full-grown sheep must be the size of a cow.
What should we call a catfish?