Hogwash is actually a real thing by mattsteinglass
June 5, 2008, 1:20 pm
Filed under: Vietnam | Tags: ,

Turns out “hogwash” actually means a slurry of kitchen waste and scraps used to feed hogs. “Pigwash”, similarly. Since I’d always just encountered this as a word meaning “baloney” or “horsefeathers” I never stopped to think about what it actually is; but here in Vietnam my wife’s organization funds a lot of microcredit loans for HIV+ mothers, and a lot of them use the credit to buy and raise pigs, leading to a need for…pigwash. Who knew?

No news yet on whether horses actually have feathers.


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