A coworker killed my lunch. With a gun. It used to be a deer. Then, sometime after its death, it transformed from deer into "venison." What's the deal with this meat shift?
Bull = live, beef = dead
chicken = live, chicken = dead
pig = live, pork = dead
So there's no logic. Perhaps its a portion thing - like beef is a certain part of the cow. But I thought beef was the whole cow, and things like steak / roast, etc. were the parts. Is it because we are trying to distance ourselves from the animal?
Also, why do we say certain types of meat are "gamy." Like, say, hunted game is gamy?