Date: Tue, 7 Mar 1995 19:07:14 -0500 From: BARBARA HILL HUDSON Subject: Re: loose meat and vegans In reference to the term "meat skin" I don't know what it means in the song about Sal, but one of my favorite examples of namecalling appeared in one of Zora Neale Hurston's works (I believe *Mules and Men*). One character called another "a li'l narrer [narrow] contracted piece of meatskin." I took the description to refer to a worthless skinny woman. I've come across meatskin in some of Hurston's other works and it seems to imply that the person is waste of skin. BBHudson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]