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Brickbat: Edray Ulletmay, Eambray and Other Fine Fish

Fish MarketMikael Damkier / Dreamstime.comEuropean Union inspectors have fined fishmongers in Vieux-Port, France, thousands of euros for not listing the scientific names of the fish they have for sale on their stalls. EU rules say that both the common name and the scientific name must be shown when fish are for sale.

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  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    The liturgical tongue is the fabric of society and the Church will not have it demeaned.

  • Rat on a train||

    Shouldn't they also list the weight and price in Latin units? How many denarii per libra?

  • sarcasmic||

    "I would like XII unicia of Gadus morhua please..."

  • Roger the Shrubber||

    'EU rules say...'
    F that shit.

  • Drave Robber||

    It's crazier yet with plants, especially ornamental aquarium plants (because few people can identify those).

    Also, I wonder how many people in Europe these days think "I should've majored in biology after all".

  • Longtobefree||

    A lot of them think that in line at the passport office for an exit visa.

  • Shirley Knott||

    Good luck with Scrod, which is the common (restaurant) name for a variety of white-fleshed fish.
    An utterly idiotic rule. [/duh]

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Le Frexit is on the horizon.

  • LarryA||

    I doubt that. France prolifically inflicts similar rules on itself. Check the wine and cheese industry regulations.

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    This is part of a Putin scheme to destroy the EU in furtherance of his goal to RULE THE WORLD!

  • Conchfritters||

    Gee, is it any wonder countries are looking to get out of that mess. The whole idea of a unified Europe sounds good to me - they are probably less likely to invade each other with troops and bombs if they are more interconnected - but the EU goes fucking overboard with shit like this, and they are their own worst enemy.

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    So goes all overly empowered governments. It just keeps expanding until it explodes. Like flatulence.

  • Radioactive||

    How about their familiar name? Charlie the tuna, Fred the mackerel and so on and so forth


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