Pig. The former is Norman-French, the latter Saxon.
“Pork, I think, is good Norman-French; and so, when the brute lives,
and is in charge of a Saxon slave, she goes by her Saxon name; but
becomes a Norman, and is called pork, when she is carried to the
castle-hall.” —Sir Walter Scott; Ivanhoe.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Pork from Fact Monster:
- pork - pork pork, flesh of swine prepared as food, one of the principal commodities of the meatpacking ...
- sea pork - sea pork: sea pork: see tunicate.
- tunicate - tunicate tunicate , marine animal of the phylum Chordata, which also includes the vertebrates. The ...
- History of the Tea Party Movement - Learn about the history of the tea party movement, from its inception in 2009 to the protests and convention
- H1N1 (Swine Flu) Overview - Information about the virus, precautions to take, and educational activities for your children if their schools are closed