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Also, eat dirt or humble pie. Be forced to admit a humiliating mistake, as in When the reporter got the facts all wrong, his editor made him eat crow. The first term's origin has been lost, although a story relates that it involved a War of 1812 encounter in which a British officer made an American soldier eat part of a crow he had shot in British territory. Whether or not it is true, the fact remains that crow meat tastes terrible. The two variants originated in Britain. Dirt obviously tastes bad. And humble pie alludes to a pie made from umbles, a deer's undesirable innards (heart, liver, entrails). [Early 1800s] Also see eat one's words.
與此同時，"Eating humble pie"（"食用謙卑的餡餅"）來自中世紀的獵鹿活動，當時獵來的肉是以社會地位尊卑來進行分配的。最好的鹿肉分給權貴，而下等人只能得到"nombles"，這是諾曼法語（Norman French）中表示鹿內臟的詞匯。 "內臟"派英語化後成為"謙卑的"派。
- Internal bodily organs; viscera.
- The inner parts, as of a machine.
[Alteration of inwards, pl. of INWARD.]