long pig


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long pig

obsolete Human flesh when eaten as food by cannibals. As our canoe drifted down the river into the thickest parts of the jungle, the thought crossed my mind that we may well end up as long pig for some savage's meal.
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The play's title refers to the fact South Sea islanders were at one time cannibals who called human flesh Long Pig.
I'm off to the Reading Festival soon and I'll always try and get tickets for guitar-based bands like Ballroom, The Long Pigs and The Bluetones, of course.