I'm looking for a word or phrase that might be used in a vegetarian culture to denote the non-cyber "world", and that is not "meatspace" or "real life".

The best I've come up with so far is "fleshspace". Is there something better?

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    $\begingroup$ What does said culture call the stuff that animals are made of? Consider that "meatspace" refers to the space occupied by humans, which are almost universally accepted as not a foodstuff. $\endgroup$
    – Cort Ammon
    Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 1:05
  • $\begingroup$ Carbonville. Fixed-law Land. First World. This is such an open-ended question, I’m voting to close it. It totally depends upon the culture you’re trying to convey in your story. $\endgroup$
    – SRM
    Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 1:13
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    $\begingroup$ Unless vegetarians in your world believe people are made of vegetables, why would they need a different word? 'Meatspace' doesn't mean 'where all the meat we eat is'. $\endgroup$
    – Giter
    Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 1:57
  • $\begingroup$ @Giter - People aren't made of meat. Meat is animal flesh that's eaten or prepared for eating. I know what meatspace "means". It contains a metaphor that references eating animal flesh. $\endgroup$
    – user66341
    Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 2:03
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    $\begingroup$ That’s my job as site moderator — to close questions quickly before they get lots of attention. Questions like these are closed because they do not have right answers AND give no benefit to future askers of the same question (because their story constraints aren’t the same as yours). There’s a reason this is a standard Reason To Close. This is a common discussion with new users on this StackExchange. $\endgroup$
    – SRM
    Commented Jul 9, 2019 at 5:17

2 Answers 2


The Drudge

It's the place of cooking, cleaning AKA drudgery.



One can also transform it into carnivorestuff is a great way to say foodstuff for meat eaters.