Whale, snoek or halibutto the British housewife, harassed by years
of austerity, it was all of a piece. London's Time & Tide reported
the case of one shopper who got her butcher's attention at long last
and said prettily: "Two nice whale steaks, and please, could I
have the head for the cat?"
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