Thank you, TD, that clears it up for me. I've had that thought in my mind for... years. It always seemed odd to me that blood is mentioned twice - 'blood' and 'things strangled'. I can see it from a different perspective, as literal blood and unbled meats - it's not 'repetition for emphasis', but 2 separate issues. I remember someone jw told me about Acts 15:29 - "see how important the ban on blood is - it's reinterated TWICE so we'll 'get it'."
Umm hmm, I get it. (: