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The Lobster Shift

April 2024
1min read

The term lobster shift emanates from an old wives’ tale that designates lobster meat as being very hard to digest. In the old days this resulted in the standard admonition to the stag-banquet-bound husband, “Now don’t eat too much lobster or you’ll be up all night.”

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