Unsuitable for anyone or anything; unfit for any purpose.


  • The three foods are metonyms for those things suitable to each of medieval society’s classes of people; fish represents the clergy, flesh represents commoners, whilst red herring represents paupers; the three classes are simplistically regarded as exhaustive.

Submitted on July 07, 2010


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