(Found) Short story: Plant astronauts horrified that humans are made of meat


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Mar 9, 2021
That’s about it. At the beginning it’s two astronauts talking on their spaceship, but then one starts describing these creatures that talk by moving these meat flaps by blowing air through them. The other plant astronaut is like “Stop you’re grossing me out!”
Terry Bisson's "They're Made Out of Meat" (1991)?

"I thought you just told me they used radio."

"They do, but what do you think is on the radio? Meat sounds. You know how when you slap or flap meat it makes a noise? They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat."

"Omigod. Singing meat. This is altogether too much..."

The speakers aren't plants, but I can't think of any other story that uses the same imagery.

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