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取って食べよ・私の体を

Postby micahcowan » Wed 10.12.2011 5:17 pm

Got a kick outta this, for some reason.

http://hifructose.com/the-blog/1830-mar ... -shop.html
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Re: 取って食べよ・私の体を

Postby phreadom » Wed 10.12.2011 6:54 pm

micahcowan wrote:Got a kick outta this, for some reason.

http://hifructose.com/the-blog/1830-mar ... -shop.html


Thanks for the link. :D There's a lot of great stuff on that site in general it looks like.

My little contribution here is to try to figure out what's written on the bottom portion...

リンカーンの精肉店 「リンカーンのせいにくてん」

That's my guess... "Lincoln's Butcher Shop".

As for the top part... does that basically mean "take and eat of my body" ? In a religious overtone? (totally wild guess) :think:
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Re: 取って食べよ・私の体を

Postby becki_kanou » Wed 10.12.2011 7:28 pm

phreadom wrote:As for the top part... does that basically mean "take and eat of my body" ? In a religious overtone? (totally wild guess) :think:


Yup. depends on the translation, but that's it.
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Re: 取って食べよ・私の体を

Postby micahcowan » Wed 10.12.2011 8:15 pm

Phreadom, yeah, hi-fructose is now a new favorite site of mine. Plan on subscribing to the actual magazine this week (it's a quarterly).

Becki, I don't think you clearly answered phreadom's question about whether it had religious overtones; my guess would be no, but I'd be interested in an answer from someone who might have a better idea.

For my part, I figured it was basically just a cutesy/irreverent statement from the POV of the butchered animal (or perhaps it might even be meant to suggest that human meat may have been involved)?

Under that assumption, I had thought up, but neglected to share, a rough (very) translation in the same(-ish) spirit:

Please come and take away with you
A bit of my body that's fit to chew!
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Re: 取って食べよ・私の体を

Postby Hektor6766 » Wed 10.12.2011 8:35 pm

It's a play on the phrase from the Last Supper and, I think, a reference to Lincoln's martyrdom in a charcuterie art series.
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Re: 取って食べよ・私の体を

Postby micahcowan » Thu 10.13.2011 2:13 pm

Hektor6766 wrote:It's a play on the phrase from the Last Supper


Yeah, maybe... but it sounded too casual to be intended as that. But of course you guys could be right.
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Re: 取って食べよ・私の体を

Postby becki_kanou » Thu 10.13.2011 8:48 pm

That particular phrasing is definitely a reference to the Last Supper, but how the artist intended it, and whether he has any competence in Japanese or simply asked someone for the translation is up for speculation.
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