The vegan movement has skyrocketed in the past few years and whilst it’s not as hated as it once was there are still certain aspects of it that are sure to make people’s blood boil.
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One of those is the news that phrases like ‘bringing home the bacon’ and ‘kill two birds with one stone’ might be phased out of society because they risk offending vegans too much. Swansea University researcher
If veganism forces us to confront the realities of food’s origins, then this increased awareness will undoubtedly be reflected in our language and literature.
‘The increased awareness of vegan issues will filter through consciousness to produce new modes of expression.’
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”.
I mean I don’t think it does sound more powerful but whatever. There’s a whole list of alternatives to phrases as well that Dr Hamzah has come up with including ‘bring home the bagels’ and ‘putting all your berries in one bowl’. They really, really, really, really don’t sound as powerful as the originals do they, but I suppose over 50 years or something they might get a bit better. Hopefully it’ll never actually come to that though.
For more vegans, check out this woman who has ‘vegan’ tattooed on her forehead. Nuts.