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Who else calls a wishbone...
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Cindi    Posted 09-22-2003 at 05:56:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
...a pully bone. I heard it on t v yesterday and it reminded me that we always called the turkey wish bone a pully bone when I was a kid.

Okie-Dokie    Posted 09-22-2003 at 15:23:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never heard it call anything else. Didn't know that term was special. I do see Whish Bone Salad dressing in the stores tho. It is almost as good as the stuff we make out of mayonaise and Catchup.

Donna from Mo    Posted 09-22-2003 at 05:59:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think that's the old-timey term, because all my elders called it the pulley-bone when I was small. I hadn't heard, or thought of, that term in years.

Cindi    Posted 09-22-2003 at 06:04:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, yeah...cause you 'pull' it apart.

I heard it on a fishing show. I learned on that show that mullet are the one species of fish that are considered both fish and fowl, because they have a gizzard and....something else, what was it....does anyone know?

They were talking about a man who got in trouble for taking a too small mullet or something and he got around it in court by proving that it was also considered a fowl. Weird huh?

deadcarp    Posted 09-22-2003 at 07:25:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
local old timers called something else (their hoo hoo) a pully bone - for the same reason i expect - i'd just call it a wishbone to stay on the safe side - nowdays there's very few safe sides left - lol

I think this is the story    Posted 09-22-2003 at 06:07:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
A half-dozen youths had been arrested on charges of fishing out of season. Though flat broke, they convinced Whitaker to represent them in exchange for a fish dinner. It was while watching his clients clean their catch, mullet, that he made a key observation: Mullet have gizzards, just like chicken.
"They said sure," Whitaker later recalles, "all mullet had gizzards. They feed on grass on the bottom of the waters, and the gizzards help to get the sand out of their systems."
At the trial, he told the judge that the men couldn't be charged with catching a fish out of season, because the mullet couldn't be a fish. His proof: books showing that fish have no gizzards,
"I conceded that mullet lived in the water like a fish, but that didn't make him a fish," he later recalled. "Whales live in the water, but they aren't fish. Beavers live in the water, but they aren't fish. The only thing I could think of was that these mullet were some kind of aquatic fowl."

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