Homophones for cannable, cannibal

cannable / cannibal  [ˈkænəbəl]

cannable – adj. – 1. foods suitable for canning; 2. more recently, products made from or containing cannabis

cannibal – adj. & n. – 1. one that eats the flesh of its own kind.


Regardless of spelling, both terms are directly linked to what and how people eat. The first reflect preservation, while the second requires destruction of human lives. 

The first was developed by Nicolas Appert in 1809 in France to help the military. It soon became popular in other countries. But one still asks the question of what is and what is not cannable. Since the process involves heat and vacuum pressures, consider what textures would be destroyed in this process. I have met individual who prefer canned over fresh produce. The flavor is definitely different, just as the texture is. One of the interesting factors is the nutrition profile which sometimes changes for the better, but for the wore in vitamins such a C that are destroyed by heat.

Whereas canning is a relatively modern process, the history of cannibal dates back in remote human history. One of the more chilling aspects, is the practice among serial killers who defy cultural norms and consider themselves above the laws of their respective countries, showing little concern for others.

Be careful to not confuse these spellings or you may be misunderstood to your detriment.