conversation with a Kashmiri butcher about buying various types of meat.
In Kashmir, meat generally refers to mutton.
What would you like, sir? Ashok: I
want one kilo of meat. What is the price? Butcher:
(Do you want it) with intestines or without intestines? Ashok: (No)
Without intestines. Butcher:
It is six rupees a kilo without intestines. Ashok: All
right, give me one kilo. Butcher:
What else, sir? Ashok: I
also want one kilo of ground meat and half a kilo of liver. Butcher:
All right, I will prepare the ground meat. Ashok: Are
liver and ground meat both six rupees a kilo? Butcher:
No, sir, liver is six rupees a kilo, but the ground meat is eight rupees
a kilo. Ashok: I
see, the ground meat is more expensive than liver! Butcher:
But this is good quality ground meat. Ashok: What
is the total bill? Butcher:
The total bill is seventeen rupees. How will you carry this meat? Ashok: Wrap
it up (in paper). I will take it in this pot. Butcher:
All right. Ashok: Here
is your money. Butcher:
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