Why do people say "tuna fish," but not say "chicken bird" or "beef mammal"?

  • Why not?
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  • BECAUSE THEY FUCKING CAN
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  • I couldn't care less...
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  • How the hell do you come up with these questions?
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  • Humans... pathetic worthless humans...
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  • I'm emerald77 and I'm a genius and can do whatever the hell I want
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How did 5 people vote F... emerald77 is the one and only... and really... which GUY voted F...

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What Girls Said 12

  • It's probably just a quirk of a dialect.

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  • Because there are different types of fish. Chicken is only one kind. Beef is only one kind.

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  • Could be because there's tuna fish which is canned and just plain "tuna" which people usually refer to when to speaking about the fish or the larger whole slab... I don't know...

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  • Because that just the way it is man.

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  • Just because they say It's chicken of the sea does not make it true. :P

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  • Lol what do you have against emerald77? And it's because tuna is the name of the fish, not the meat.

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    • because she is awesome i have nothing against her "F" was not sarcasm

    • Oh okay. I'm sorry I made you down-vote me for that question, assuming that was your down-vote.

    • i never upvote or downvote anyone it was someone else

  • haaaa! I love it! CHICKEN BIRD! ahha

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  • Because tuna is not as special as chicken or beef

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  • I have no idea

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  • Because they can!

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  • Voted D (cool question)

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  • why u ask question like theses lol

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What Guys Said 11

  • I guess because a few people started saying that which has made others do it to. I however, never say tuna fish, I only say tuna.

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  • More to the point, why do they say "shellfish", "starfish", "jellyfish" etc, when none of those are even fish?

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  • You got me again but don't forget Jessica Simpson saying that " tuna is the chicken of the sea".

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  • Because there's also a beach called Tuna beach. So people say tuna fish in order not to be confused with the beach.

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    • generally, when people talk about tuna (the fish)... they mean eating it or catching it... you cannot eat or catch a beach... context generally can tell people which meaning applies...

  • it's called "phartin chicken" bro

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  • One of the worlds greatest mysteries.

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    • read all my questions... except for like the 5 serious ones... i have many many mysteries

  • Merica?))))))

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  • Because of the joke.

    YOU CAN TUNE A PIANO, BUT YOU CAN'T FISH!

    *explodes into hysterical laughter*

    *crawls back into bomb shelter*

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  • I am so using beef mammal from now on.

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  • We say codfish, catfish, lionfish, swordfish, sunfish, cowfish, etc. I guess it is a fish thing...

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    • no because most of those things without the word "fish" imply a different meaning... if you just say "tuna" people know you mean the fish... but if you say "cat" instead of "catfish" it makes no sense

  • What do u mean is say those things all the time!

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