Peter:'So, have you decided what you want to order?'
Juan:'I'm not sure. I don't know what some of the dishes are on the menu.'
Juan:'The roast pork. What is that?'
Peter:'Pork is the name for the meat from pigs.'
Juan:'So, the name of the meat of an animal is different to the name of the animal? So, what is the name of the meat from chickens called then?'
Peter:'Sometimes in English the name for the meat of an animal is different to the name of the animal and sometimes it isn't. For example, the name for the meat from cows is normally called beef, but the meat from a chicken is still called chicken.'
Juan:'You have a stupid and confusing language, you know that.'
Peter:'Yes, I do. Do you know the names of other types of meat?'
Juan:'I think so. Is the meat from sheep called lamb?'
Peter:'Yes and no. The meat from baby or young sheep is called lamb, but the meat from sheep which are over a year-old is called mutton.'
Juan:'And what about the meat from baby cows? Is that still called beef?'
Peter:'No, the meat from baby or very young cows is called veal.'
Juan:'And the meat from baby pigs, does that have a different name than pork as well?'
Peter:'No, it's still called pork.'
Juan:'But I've heard the meat from pigs called another name than pork.'
Peter:'There's a type of pork which is salty (because they leave the meat in salt after they kill the pig) and often looks pink. In English, we call this type of pig meat ham.'
Juan:'Ham, that's what it's called. So, what's the name for the meat from that big bird. I can't remember the bird's name, but people traditionally eat it at Christmas.'
Peter:'Do you mean turkey?'
Juan:'That's the one.'
Peter:'The meat from a turkey is called turkey.'
Juan:'And the name of the meat of the bird that lives a lot on water, makes the sound 'quack, quack' and the Chinese eat a lot?'
Peter:'I think you are talking about a duck (like 'Donald Duck'). The name for its meat is the same, it is called duck.'
Juan:'Ok. And the name of the meat of rabbit (like 'Bugs Bunny'), is called rabbit I suppose?'
Peter:'Yes it is. And do you what the name of the meat of deer (like 'Bambi') is?'
Juan:'I suppose it's called deer?'
Peter:'No, it isn't. The meat of deer is called venison. And what is the name of the meat which comes from goats called?'
Juan:'Goats are the animals that have two horns on their heads and look a little evil?'
Peter:'Yes, those are the ones.'
Juan:'I have no idea.'
Peter:'The meat from goat, is called goat.'
Juan:'Thanks for explaining all of this.'