I recall as a child being given a lesson in school about farming and the different animals there. It was all presented as 'Sheep give us wool' and 'Cows give us milk' 'Pigs give us bacon' etc.
I put my hand up and said "Surely, they don't give it, we just take it!"
I'd somehow caught the mood of the class and there was wide agreement that this was not right. I can see the face of the teacher now. She was preparing us for a farm visit! We were told that these views would not be expressed at the farm, but the farmer - a decent enough chap who'd put on a tea for the class - used the same euphemisms and our teacher went quite red under our disapproving gaze.
Strange, what memories shudder back from the 'bank' as we get older. More and more keep slapping me in the face.
Fish, if you are interested in the odd couple of dogs have a look at the Yulin Festival.. it's no walk around the park.