Kōrero: Rural language

Prime lamb

As this 1950 film shows, the expression ‘prime lamb’ began to be used even before health issues made its alternative, ‘fat lamb’, unacceptable. Both mean lamb in prime condition, ready for slaughter.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Canterbury is a hundred. National Film Unit, 1950

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Economics and marketing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/18628/prime-lamb (accessed 27 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Dianne Bardsley, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008