Looking for the word

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Re: Looking for the word

Postby Woods » 2020-08-29, 6:40

linguoboy wrote:
Woods wrote:
linguoboy wrote:
Woods wrote:I don't like the "redundancy" of saying "slightly ajar" that linguoboy mentioned. But I really want the person reading to imagine that the door is very slightly opened - so if we have to use the extra words, maybe I could add "whether it's fully opened or very slightly ajar"?

You asked what sounded good to native speakers. This is what sounds best to me.

Does the very add anything there or is it too much?

Honestly I hadn’t noticed that you’d added it. That should give you an idea how little difference it makes.

Okay, but if you don't mind it, I'm leaving it there :)

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Re: Looking for the word

Postby languagepotato » 2020-09-03, 8:48

Also looking for a word (if it exists)

Is there a word for someone who doesn't eat land animals, but eats fowl and fish (basically what I'm looking for is a word like pollo-pescetarian but including more fowl than just chicken)?
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Re: Looking for the word

Postby linguoboy » 2020-09-03, 9:52

languagepotato wrote:Also looking for a word (if it exists)

Is there a word for someone who doesn't eat land animals, but eats fowl and fish (basically what I'm looking for is a word like pollo-pescetarian but including more fowl than just chicken)?

“I don’t eat red meat.”
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Re: Looking for the word

Postby Woods » 2020-09-03, 10:57

linguoboy wrote:
languagepotato wrote:Also looking for a word (if it exists)

Is there a word for someone who doesn't eat land animals, but eats fowl and fish (basically what I'm looking for is a word like pollo-pescetarian but including more fowl than just chicken)?

“I don’t eat red meat.”

What a change of topic! :shock:

What about rabbits?

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Re: Looking for the word

Postby Linguaphile » 2020-09-03, 13:47

languagepotato wrote:Also looking for a word (if it exists)

Is there a word for someone who doesn't eat land animals, but eats fowl and fish (basically what I'm looking for is a word like pollo-pescetarian but including more fowl than just chicken)?

Actually pollo-pescetarian is often understood exactly that way. Some pollo-pescetarians don't eat any meat besides fish and chicken, but many will eat other poultry. Likewise pollotarian or pollo-vegetarian generally means a person who can eat poultry in general, not exclusively chicken.
A person who says "I don't eat red meat" might eat pork.


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