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#2341 Old 01-14-2007, 12:19 PM
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I had a funny one at work the other day. I was in our lounge, getting a plate of food from our lunch buffet. There isn't a whole lot of veg*n food, but I got some spring rolls, salad and noodles.

One of the chefs offered me some ginger beef, and I replied, "No thanks, I'm a vegetarian'. He said, "but you're so pretty!" and looked forelorn.




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I've read through the entire thread, and I must say i'm astounded at the number of people who think that vegetarians can eat chicken or fish. What I find even more alarming are the cases on television involving so called 'vegetarians' who eat fish and chicken. This is gross misrepresentation.





I totally agree!!!!

My fiance's sister is a "vegetarian" for 20 years now. Everyone knows it in the family. So how is she a vegetarian if she eats fish, chicken and turkey????????

Just beacuse she doesn't eat red meat, that doesn't make her a vegetarian.

So when I said to my fiance ten months ago that I will be a vegetarian from now on, his mum said to me, oh you'll be like my daughter then. You can still eat chicken and fish you know!!!! Unbelievable!


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There needs to be a word that describes people who wish they were vegetarian, and accordingly don't eat a few types of meat. That way, they can still feel tingly + special about themselves and stop messing with peoples' perceptions of us.



Flexitarian? Ugh.
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#2344 Old 01-14-2007, 09:18 PM
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There needs to be a word that describes people who wish they were vegetarian, and accordingly don't eat a few types of meat. That way, they can still feel tingly + special about themselves and stop messing with peoples' perceptions of us.



Flexitarian? Ugh.

pseudovegetarian?

meatatarian?
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There needs to be a word that describes people who wish they were vegetarian, and accordingly don't eat a few types of meat. That way, they can still feel tingly + special about themselves and stop messing with peoples' perceptions of us.



Flexitarian? Ugh.

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pseudovegetarian?

meatatarian?

I prefer using "omnivore" when describing them.
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pseudovegetarian?

meatatarian?





I like the term 'pseudovegetarian' - because it calls them out on the fact that they're really just pretending
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Nice



I mean, I just get the feeling all these fish-eaters, etc. want to feel special and unique and that's why they call themselves vegetarians. Of course they're omnivores... but maybe if we gave them a special word to label themselves they'd leave the rest of us alone!
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I was asked this at a party by a 25 year old woman:



"wow, so you are a vegan. Is it true that you cant even eat some vegetables and fruits?"



"no"



"Cause i heard that vegans eat only certain types of roots"



"no, that is not the case"







Where in the world do people get these ideas?
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Pesceornithitarian?
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#2350 Old 01-15-2007, 11:56 AM
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There needs to be a word that describes people who wish they were vegetarian, and accordingly don't eat a few types of meat. That way, they can still feel tingly + special about themselves and stop messing with peoples' perceptions of us.





I know a few people like that!
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At least once in every conversation, I get to hear my mom say, "But everybody needs a little meat." One day when I've had enough I'm going to tell her that I do eat meat fairly often. His name is Jon.



Maybe that will shut her up.
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At least once in every conversation, I get to hear my mom say, "But everybody needs a little meat." One day when I've had enough I'm going to tell her that I do eat meat fairly often. His name is Jon.



Maybe that will shut her up.



HAH
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At least once in every conversation, I get to hear my mom say, "But everybody needs a little meat." One day when I've had enough I'm going to tell her that I do eat meat fairly often. His name is Jon.



Maybe that will shut her up.





That reminds me of hearing something about a hot beef injection on the simpsons, I think it was....



*shudder*

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I never used to get stupid comments, but at my new job, I'm making up for lost time. My mostly well-meaning but clueless co-workers are just full of them, and the most frustrating part is that I can't unleash any zinger comebacks on them, because I have to get along with these people. I've been getting all the classics, including:



How do you not eat good things like barbecue?



MM, that looks good! Where's mine? Oh, never mind...



How about I take you out for a nice steak dinner?



Sure, I'd love to go to lunch! How about [insert nearby steak house]? (nasty smirk)



My holiday was great! I spent time with my family, we ate good food... (meaningful pause)... we ate a lot of MEAT. Mmm, MEAT.



What are you going to eat at [local burger joint]-- a VEGGIE BURGER??? (tone of disbelieving horror)
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At least once in every conversation, I get to hear my mom say, "But everybody needs a little meat." One day when I've had enough I'm going to tell her that I do eat meat fairly often. His name is Jon.



Maybe that will shut her up.



You just made my day [or well, night]. I'm definitely going to remember that one.
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This is a great thread!



I do not understand why people of differing opinions, whether political, racial, religious, food oriented, etc., feel that they must inflict their point of view on others. It is absurd for any person to feel that they are being subjected to prejudice and ridicule..... just for having strong, and frequently educated and well-researched, opinions.



For omnivores who claim to base on their "right" to eat meat from the old testament, it is helpful to remind them that until the Great Flood, G-d told us to eat that which grows from the earth - and even show them in Genesis, if necessary.



For people who insist that you don't get enough protien, I tend to have a handy quote ready from whichever book I am reading at the time (or have recently read).... making sure the sources are credible (Drs Ornish, McDougall, Campbell, etc....) As much as I believe in Dr. Weil, too many people do not accept his teachings, so I tend not to use him except when folks are already half way there....



For people who insist that factory farming is benign, there is always Fast Food Nation......



But unfortunately, most critics tend to be uneducated louts, in my experience. Sigh. And equally unfortunate: my unwillingness to stand up for myself sometimes in order to avoid a scene.....
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but vegans can eat organic beef
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but vegans can eat organic beef



Since when?



I guess they could eat organic beef if they chose to, but then they wouldn't be vegan anymore. They would be omnivores.
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Since when?



I guess they could eat organic beef if they chose to, but then they wouldn't be vegan anymore. They would be omnivores.



Dopedanny was making a joke, based on the classic omnivore insistence that as long as it's free range or organic it's ok.
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There have been a couple of times where I'm trying to cook tofu, soup, or veggie burgers at home. My brother told me, "Why do you eat that kind of food? It's fake." I told him, "Well, it's not imaginary food!"



Also, I bought some toothpaste at the health food store. I was feeling good about it because the brand I got had no animal ingredients in it and it was cruelty-free. My dad spies it in the bathroom and yells out, "Oh, god, it's tree tea oil toothpaste! I bet it's made from frog piss." Then, he walks into the living room with his toothbrush in his mouth using the toothpaste and says again, "It's made with frog piss."



I know both my brother and my dad are joking. However, I just get frustrated sometimes. , but I don't let it bother me most of the time.



The other night, I made chocolate pudding with soy milk without telling anyone. Two days later, I asked my brother whether or not he liked the pudding. He said it was thick, but he liked it okay. I told him I made the pudding with soy milk. I guess I was being a little devious, but nobody in my family is allergic to soy, so I think it was okay.
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Dopedanny was making a joke, based on the classic omnivore insistence that as long as it's free range or organic it's ok.



whew! I couldn't detect the sarcasm on that post.
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Someone, (an omnivore), recently told me there was a study done that concluded that people who ate animal protein live longer than vegetarians. I guess everyone that says we need to eat more fruits, veggies and whole grains is really trying to kill us! And I wonder exactly who did this "study."
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Someone, (an omnivore), recently told me there was a study done that concluded that people who ate animal protein live longer than vegetarians. I guess everyone that says we need to eat more fruits, veggies and whole grains is really trying to kill us! And I wonder exactly who did this "study."





There is one poorly designed study out there by some group (I forget which) that has an interest in increasing beef consumption. In a developing country, the people there were living off of a nutritionally incomplete vegetable 'stew' (that was lacking in protein). So they had three groups: one group had meat added to the stew, another had milk added, and the third had vegetable oil added. So they added animal protein to two, and vegetable fat to the third. Of course, the nutritional status of those eating the stew with animal protein did better than those not getting any additional protein. The study was set up to make it seem like vegetable protein was inferior, yet they did not use any vegetable protein. Of course, the headlines don't say this, but come out with ridiculous claims about how vegetarianism is terrible for children, etc. But nobody mentions how these companies go to developing countries and use humans as guinea pigs, deliberately not giving the vegetable group any protein. These groups will stop at nothing to try to promote meat as healthy - they will even compromise the health of children to do so.



I think this might be the study they were referring to. Or one similar to it. The best thing to do in these situations is to ask for the reference so you can refer to the actual study yourself and read it. It can be very interesting to see how the experiment is set up to go in favor of the group funding the research.
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Today I was talking to my guitar teacher about how the guy who came up with the term "vegan" is still alive (I believe he's in his 90s, right? If I'm wrong or if he's dead, please correct me. ^.^) and how veganism has vastly increased and my teacher said "Oh, well these fad things come and go."
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He actually died last year.
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Today I was talking to my guitar teacher about how the guy who came up with the term "vegan" is still alive (I believe he's in his 90s, right? If I'm wrong or if he's dead, please correct me. ^.^) and how veganism has vastly increased and my teacher said "Oh, well these fad things come and go."



My guess is he hasn't heard the term "vegan" until recently and isn't aware the term was invented early last century. That, or a fad lasts 100 years.
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I love my best friend to pieces but she annoyed me the other day...



She is omni and her boyfriend is vegetarian, but she said while eating chicken soup (which was also spelt 'chickhen' on the pot by the dinner woman!) that she eats very little meat and when she is at his house his parents think of her as vegetarian...OK she eats veggie food when she's there but she isn't vegetarian!



The second thing was that when she lived on a farm when she was a kid they 'had to eat meat for survival' ... Sorry but that just sounds like such an ignorant thing to say...what about all the farmers in the vegetarian areas of India for one? And that's a far poorer country than England...so a family in England couldn't grow vegetables,both for themselves and to sell and buy in anything else they needed?
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Near the village I live in, there is a small district. In that district, there is a butchers shop relatively close to a morgue. People seem a little disturbed of walking by the morgue, but are absloutely fine walking by the butchers...



IRONY ALERT.
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Is your sig ironic by the way Stuart? What or who is it a quote from? Sorry just a little confuzzled as usual...
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