Use of the word eschew

Someone in Facebook wrote:

Day at high mountain lake. Trout eschewed Kroeger’s Extra Fancy Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

I became curious about the word “eschew” and googled to find
1300–50; ME eschewen < OF eschiver, eschever < Gmc; cf.
OHG sciuhen, G scheuchen, shy

to keep clear of or abstain from (something disliked, injurious, etc); shun; avoid

[C14: from Old French eschiver, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German skiuhan to frighten away; see shy 1 , skew ]

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/eschew

So, perhaps it is more accurate that the fish were not attracted by the cheese than to say they had the cognitive means to renounce it or even recognize it and fear it….

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