Re: Anthropophagy

Jacques Guy (
17 Dec 1994 08:19:08 +1100

>>I've been told that cannibals say that human flesh tastes like pork, and that
>>some cannibalistic tribes refer to their human quarry as "smart pigs". Sorry,
>>No references.

In many places of the Pacific the pig is the only good-sized animal, so
that, for instance, new words coined for "sheep", "horse", "cow", etc.,
contain the word "pig". Man as food, then, would normally be called
"pig" (e.g. Fijian: vuaka levu), regardless of its taste. What else
could they call it? Chicken? Rat? Flying fox?