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#1 Old 01-29-2011, 04:14 PM
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After going vegan, I find that I don't like to use common phrases involving meat, so I came up with some on my own. Does anyone else do this? And please, if you like them feel free to use them.


Thanksgiving is called "Turkey Day," so I call it "Squash Day."
Quitting something suddenly is called "Quitting Cold Turkey," so I call it "Quitting Cold Tofu."
A bodybuilder is called a "Meat-Head," so a vegan bodybuilder should be called a "Bean-Head."

And I just say "Holy Carp" instead of "Holy Crap," which makes me smile, lol

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#2 Old 01-29-2011, 06:59 PM
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As someone that loves linguistic 'purity' gotta say I love this. I was trying to describe something the other day and 'meaty' was the only word that came to mind, so if anyone has an alternative, because I was trying to use it in a positive sense, and it didn't sit right with me.

I also try not to use gendered/speciesist insults (*****) or genital-related insults because I think they demean sex (although I will use genital swear words to describe genitals, just not as demeaning words, reclamation!). Admittedly my swearing vocabularly is a little limited by normal standards, but the scatalogical language generally conveys frustration or anger well enough :P

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Holy carp makes me smile, too. I can't say that I have thought of any alternatives, but I'd like to start using the ones you have mentioned.

I suppose an alternative to "meaty" could be "grainy" or "beany"

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Holy carp makes me smile, too. I can't say that I have thought of any alternatives, but I'd like to start using the ones you have mentioned.

I suppose an alternative to "meaty" could be "grainy" or "beany"

Considering it was a fart I was rather proud of... soy-y would have been the most accurate...

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lol, that works too.

*fart sound* Hmmm, beany.

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As someone that loves linguistic 'purity' gotta say I love this. I was trying to describe something the other day and 'meaty' was the only word that came to mind, so if anyone has an alternative, because I was trying to use it in a positive sense, and it didn't sit right with me.

I like "husky," "toothy," or "dense." If you're looking for a veggie-related work, try "crimini-y." That's just fun to say, too.

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Admittedly my swearing vocabularly is a little limited by normal standards, but the scatalogical language generally conveys frustration or anger well enough :P

I actually swear profusely but am trying to limit it because people seem put off by it.

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As someone that loves linguistic 'purity' gotta say I love this. I was trying to describe something the other day and 'meaty' was the only word that came to mind, so if anyone has an alternative, because I was trying to use it in a positive sense, and it didn't sit right with me.

What were you trying to say? Describing the quality of flavor? How it makes you feel? The texture? Unctuous? Hearty? Earthy? Savory and rich? Substantial? Filling? Toothsome?

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I actually swear profusely but am trying to limit it because people seem put off by it.

****'em.

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Considering it was a fart I was rather proud of... soy-y would have been the most accurate...

You mean 'sorry', right?

I'd just go with 'ripe' or 'foul' in such an instance.

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You mean 'sorry', right?

I'd just go with 'ripe' or 'foul' in such an instance.

I dunno, it certainly wasn't foul. Ripe, or well-aged...

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I usually say "there's more than one way to peel a carrot" instead of skin a cat and I say I'm quitting things "Cold Tofurky"

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I like well-aged. Very appropriate.

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