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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 02:25 PM

Bringing home the bacon could be BANNED to stop vegans getting offended

It could mean historical sayings such as "taking a bull by the horns" or “putting all one’s eggs in one basket” become a thing of the past.

Shareena Hamzah, of Swansea University, claimed the growing influence of veganism will raise awareness of animal cruelty and put an end to meaty descriptions.

Writing on academic website The Conversation she said: “In today’s reality, meat is repeatedly the subject of much socially and politically charged discussion, including about how the demand for meat is contributing to climate change and environmental degradation.

"Studies have indicated the negative effects of meat-eating on the human body.

"When concerns about animal welfare are added to the broth, the growth of vegetarianism and veganism threatens to dethrone meat from its position at the top of the food hierarchy.

“Given that fiction often reflects on real world events and societal issues, it may very well be that down the line powerful meat metaphors are eschewed.

"While it’s unlikely we’ll start saying that someone has been overlooked like 'chopped cabbage', some shift in language is inevitable.

“The increased awareness of vegan issues will filter through our consciousness to produce new modes of expression – after all, there’s more than one way to peel a potato.”

Shareena Hamzah said the popularity of veganism could see meat-based metaphors getting the chop

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

She said: “The image of 'killing two birds with one stone' is, if anything, made more powerful by the animal-friendly alternative of 'feeding two birds with one scone.'

“If veganism forces us to confront the realities of food’s origins, then this increased awareness will undoubtedly be reflected in our language and our literature.”

Animal rights charity Peta has been pushing for "animal-friendly idioms" for some time and has a list of suggestions people could use to avoid causing offence to vegans.

Examples include “feeding a fed horse” instead of “flogging a dead horse” and “taking the flowers by the thorns” instead of “taking the bull by the horns”.
The academic argued the image of 'killing two birds with one stone' was made more powerful by the animal-friendly alternative of 'feeding two birds with one scone'

The academic argued the image of 'killing two birds with one stone' was made more powerful by the animal-friendly alternative of 'feeding two birds with one scone'
Stag do lads moo and chant 'stand up up if you love meat' after vegan protesters storm steakhouse


The charity’s website says: “While these phrases may seem harmless, they carry meaning and can send mixed signals to students about the relationship between humans and animals and can normalise abuse.

“Teaching students to use animal-friendly language can cultivate positive relationships between all beings and help end the epidemic of youth violence towards animals".

Last week vegan activists stormed a steak house in Brighton to play animal slaughter noises to diners.

However they were drowned out by a group of stag do lads chanting and making mooing sounds.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7885839/phrases-banned-vegans-bringing-home-bacon/

Why does the left act as if being offended (their choice) is somehow fatal??

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Reply Bringing home the bacon could be BANNED to stop vegans getting offended (Original post)
JanetS Dec 3 OP
Frankenvoter Dec 3 #1
Gamle-ged Dec 3 #2
Duke Lacrosse Dec 3 #3
JaimeBondoJr Dec 3 #4
Gamle-ged Dec 3 #6
JaimeBondoJr Dec 3 #8
Muddling Through Dec 3 #10
Currentsitguy Dec 3 #5
Nostrings Dec 3 #7
YeahRight Dec 3 #9
Duke Lacrosse Dec 3 #11
Jardinier Dec 4 #12
Hades Dec 4 #13

Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 02:49 PM

1. Laugh at it today, be forced to adhere to it by force of government tomorrow

"People of color" and minorities are our new overlord Nazis, whatever they want we'd better just do it or else.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:04 PM

2. This clearly needs more discussion, let's chew the fat about it...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:27 PM

3. Don't overdo that discussion, because that would be like...

...beating a dead horse.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:41 PM

4. Well look at you... sitting there like the cat who ate the canary.

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Response to JaimeBondoJr (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:56 PM

6. That makes me think of a Big Bang Theory episode where there was mention of a TALL girl. "Girl...

... could hunt geese with a rake"...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:38 PM

8. That's tall.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:43 PM

10. That dog won't hunt?

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 04:01 PM

5. Language Police... How Orwellian

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 05:09 PM

7. "Cause I'm, a woman..."



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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:23 PM

9. Sounds like

somebodys having a cow over this.

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Response to YeahRight (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 10:17 PM

11. They have bees in their bonnets.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 10:23 AM

12. As a vegetarian/vegan I have to say we are not all like this. Not by a long shot.

Although I would be terribly offended & upset (have nightmares) by the slaughter house sounds. I love animals and cannot believe fellow animal lovers could listen to those sounds, let alone play them. They are just fakers who need a cause and love to be offended so they can act butt hurt.

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Response to JanetS (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 11:16 AM

13. She can take her 911 name and veggies and go eat a cow.

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