We use the terms ‘white meat’ and ‘dark meat’ because…

We use the terms ‘white meat’ and ‘dark meat’ because the Victorians were prudes. In the early 1800s, people found it vulgar to say the words ‘leg,’ ‘thigh,’ or ‘breast’ (especially around women), so they had to find more ‘appropriate’ phrases to use when talking about their meat.

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