butchering butchering  /ˈbʊ tʃə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the business of a butcher

Usage(s):

  • By definition, butchering for some cuts excludes others.

News

  1. Siri Actually Cares How Names Are Pronounced in iOS 7

    In iOS 7, Siri's voice is becoming less robotic and more human (we'll have to wait and see if she's more useful). One of those improvements will be how she pronounces names. Instead of butchering your name or choppily spelling out letters of your friends' names, she'll be able to be 'taught' what the correct pronunciation is. Read more...        
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Gizmodo

  2. New Jersey Mayor Busts Accused Bird Butcher

    A New Jersey man who had claimed he was raising ducks, chickens, turkeys and exotic birds as a hobby was actually butchering them illegally, according to the local mayor who busted the suspect after... Photo Credit: Getty
    on June 25, 2013     Source: NBC New York

  3. 3 charged with animal cruelty

    The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office on Friday filed felony animal cruelty charges against three men accused of selling and butchering a pig, a sheep, and a rabbit. Andre Pablo Martinez was charged with three counts of cruelty to animals; Daniel Lombana was charged with two counts; and, Juan Bazan was charged with one count. The acts allegedly happened at 25775 SW 117th Avenue in southwest ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Local 10 Miami

Quotes

  1. Regarding Castro, Sowell wrote, "I think there ought to be a damn sight closer scrutiny of the sweeping assumption that a noble purpose is being served just because someone is reciting our favorite catchwords while he goes around butchering people....
    on Apr 7, 2007 By: Thomas Sowell Source: Yahoo! News

  2. "Their mission is to psychologically beat the Germans by desecrating and butchering their bodies, taking their scalps, disemboweling them, and always leaving one soldier alive to tell the story," director Quentin Tarantino says.
    on May 9, 2009 By: Quentin Tarantino Source: Just Jared (blog)

  3. "His butchering of the English language, or consistently messing up of tough names, that all added to his appeal," said Brennaman. "I never said to anyone, 'What the hell is this guy doing in the big leagues?', because I realized the...
    on Nov 16, 2007 By: Marty Brennaman Source: Cincinnati Post

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