Dec 23, 2011
"Tonakai" is a basic meat in Alaska
Today, I have learned that reindeer is a basic meat in Alaska through the VOA Special English program. At first, I could not understand this part in it, "children might want to cover their ears for this part", but later I found out it.
"Why do children want to cover reindeer's ears?", first I thought. After considering it, I got to an idea that means "子供たちは、この部分については、耳を覆いたくなるかもしれない。＝子供たちは、このことは聞きたくないかも知れないが".
There are similar stories in the world. Those include that some people in Japan eat a meat of dolphin and some Korean eat dog's meat. And I have heard that people in Britain usually eat a meat of rabbit. They look very similar things to me, but there are many critics against eating dolphin and dog. I do not know why those differences happen on those issues.