PETA Are Now The Word Police

Academic Claims Phrases Like ‘Bring Home The Bacon’ Will Go Out Of Fashion To Avoid Offending Vegans

The growing popularity of veganism could lead to a cull of meat and dairy sayings, an academic has claimed.

Phrases such as ‘bring home the bacon’ and ‘killing two birds with one stone’ will go out of fashion to avoid offending animal lovers, according to Shareena Hamzah of Swansea University.

She cited guidance from Peta, the animal rights charity, which wants people to replace expressions such as ‘take the bull by the horns’ with ‘take the flower by the thorns’
‘The increased awareness of vegan issues will filter through our consciousness to produce new modes of expression.’

But Dr Hamzah said it was unlikely such phrases would be cut out of the linguistic diet altogether, and their more sparing use could in fact heighten their impact.


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4 responses to “PETA Are Now The Word Police

  1. Beef up your vocabulary with meaty words that give your writing muscle. Learn to ham it up, but with a lean and concise style. Don’t clam up. Don’t be chicken. Don’t be sheepish. Be better than the turkeys. Fish for a richer diet of communication. Grab the bull by the horns and don’t cowtow to the neigh-sayers. Make them take it on the lamb. Chop Chop!

    (Not my greatest effort. And now Milady informs me Dianny at Patriot Retort did something similar on this. I coulda jus’ quoted her.)


    • chrissythehyphenated

      LOLOL … as a fan of more keto style eating, I’m with you on the MEATY expressions.

      IMHO, veganism is not particularly healthy for human beings in the long term. And I frankly can’t care about the personal “rights” of domesticated food animals, none of whom are capable of surviving in the wild.

      I will say that veganism is a great cleansing diet. A 60-day juice fast just vegan in a glass. But after two or three months, I think it starts to drag people down.

      Plus so many of them seem to be infected with “holier than thou” itis, which annoys the heck out of me. I don’t care how other people choose to eat. IMO, it’s a very personal decision based on a host of factors, including but not limited to taste, budget, ethnicity, and body type.

      I balk at the arrogant idea that there’s some moral imperative involved, particularly when it comes to animal products like milk and eggs and honey. I mean, COME ON. I need PERMISSION from cows and chickens and bees to eat what God designed them to make for me? Nope. Nope. And nope.

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  2. Also, this, rededicated for the PETA word Nazis:

    Lotta Rocks


  3. Tsi Harter

    People Eating Tasty Animals? 🙂