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other gray meat

Posted by Smokey Stover on December 14, 2008 at 05:13

In Reply to: other gray meat posted by pamela on December 09, 2008 at 01:59:

: : : Does someone know the origin of the word "other gray meat?", meaning brain, pork, or strange meat(like organs of animals or possums, rats...etc ) ?
: : : Did it originate from the Zombie movies?

: : I can start the meat ball rolling by saying the pork people have an ad campaign -- the other white meat.

: I have no answer, but for what it's worth I searched on both spellings (grey and gray) and found that it's the slogan on's "flagship" t-shirt. There is no movie with this quote on I suspect it's a cooking term which was imported into zombie lore, rather than the other way around. Pamela

I don't know who started it, possibly the people who designed the zombie T-shirt mentioned by Pamela, but it seems to me that it has to be a parody on "the other white meat," with "grey meat" (which is so unappealing that merchandisers routinely use artificial means to make beef look red) the zombies' favorite alternative.

Question: "animals or possums"?