Raw pork chops on a black background with herbs
The Historical Reason We Call Pig Meat 'Pork'
The historical explanation as to why we call pig meat "pork" goes back to the Norman conquest of England in 1066, which revolutionized the English vernacular.
Today, pork comes from the Old French linguistic equivalent "porc." Folks started predominantly using the word "pork" to refer to pig meat in writing during the early 1300s.
In a period marked by economic disparity, "pork" versus "pig" was a wealth thing. The lower class was hunting pigs while the upper class only interacted with them as a meal.