Are you a linguaphile? Check out A Word A Day! (Wordsmith.org) - VeggieBoards
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 03-21-2008, 06:34 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Amy SF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 20,217
I received this forward from my mother in my inbox on 3/16. It was nice of her to do that, but she needn't have bothered, really, because I was the one who got her subscribed to the A Word a Day email newsletter in the first place.



Quote:
Guest wordsmith Matt Ball (veganpa at comcast.net) writes:



Growing up, I was a big fan of Carl Sagan, and I dreamed of exploring the

universe, expanding the frontier of human knowledge and vision. I started

my college to become a rocket scientist, with the plan of working for NASA.



But fate intervened on the first day of college when I met my roommate,

a big, strong guy, who was not shy about explaining his vegetarianism or

what hidden realities my eating meat supported. After a false start, I went

vegetarian -- I simply found the cruelties of meat production too severe

to continue to rationalize away.



Shortly thereafter, I met Jack Norris and started learning more about animal

exploitation in this world. I decided I needed to do more than be a

vegetarian. With ten other activists, Jack and I held a three-day Fast for

Farm Animals in front of a Cincinnati slaughterhouse (three days being the

amount of time farmed animals often go without food before slaughter). After

the fast, Jack and I formed a group which eventually became Vegan Outreach,

dedicated to preventing the most suffering possible.



You can order a free copy of our Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating at:

http://veganoutreach.org/starterpack/



(This week's guest wordsmith Matt Ball is co-founder and executive director

of the non-profit organization Vegan Outreach.)





vegan (VEE-guhn) noun



One who does not consume animal products.



adjective



Made with no animal ingredients.



[Coined in 1944 by Donald Watson (1910-2005) to describe a "non-dairy

vegetarian"; formed from the first three and last two letters of the

word vegetarian.]



Today's word in Visual Thesaurus: http://visualthesaurus.com/?w1=vegan



"Kitsch, lively and glamorous, Canadian food writer Sarah Kramer bucks all

the vegan stereotypes."

Leonie Cooper; The Garden of Vegan; The Guardian (London, UK); Feb 6, 2008.



Sponsored by:



Get revenge on Scrabble nerds and silly short odd words. Play WildWords.

Stop memorizing lists. Long words are fun to play. http://wildwords.us



The University of Scranton is NCATE-accredited, 100% online and ready to

help you earn your Master's in Education. Visit http://uscranton.com/WS



Enjoy being fit, healthy? Like guilt free eating? Make animals friends

and not your food. Check out http://stutigargblog.blogspot.com



.................................................. ..........................

The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes. -Henri Frederic

Amiel, philosopher and writer (1821-1881)



Discuss this week's words on our bulletin board: http://wordsmith.org/board

Remove, change address, gift subs: http://wordsmith.org/awad/subscriber.html



Today: Join us in an online chat with Michael Erard, author of

"Um...: Slips, Stumbles, and Verbal Blunders, and What They Mean"

Mon, Mar 17, 6pm Pacific at http://wordsmith.org/chat



Pronunciation:

http://wordsmith.org/words/vegan.wav

http://wordsmith.org/words/vegan.ram



Permalink: http://wordsmith.org/words/vegan.html



Vegan! The AWAD word for 3/16/08!



If you like words (aka a linguaphile) and don't mind an extra daily email in your inbox, I recommend subscribing to the AWAD newsletter. Just go to wordsmith.org and click on A Word A Day. It's a lot of fun, trust me.



Whether you do or not, I also suggest sending an email to Anu Garg, the founder of AWAD and Wordsmith.org, and thanking him for inviting Matt Ball to be guest wordsmith for this week.

*this space not for sale*
Amy SF is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 03-21-2008, 07:40 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Melanie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,921
I just signed up! Thanks Amy.
Melanie is offline  
#3 Old 03-21-2008, 08:00 PM
Veggie Regular
 
JLRodgers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,819
I've belonged to that list for years.... I know I was shocked when I saw that day's word.
JLRodgers is offline  
#4 Old 10-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Amy SF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 20,217
I read a magazine article about AWAD years ago, and the minute I had access to a computer I signed up for the AWAD e-newsletter. It's really fun, and I recommend it. You get to learn all sorts of cool words, how they're used, and even their pronounciation.



http://wordsmith.org/awad/

*this space not for sale*
Amy SF is offline  
#5 Old 10-21-2009, 01:14 AM
Veggie Regular
 
nomad888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Quebec and Vermont
Posts: 1,693
Fun stuff, my major is linguistics, specifically foreign language acquisition theory :P



Thanks for sharing.

"I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine." Bruce Lee.

"On a large enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)

nomad888 is offline  
#6 Old 10-21-2009, 01:50 AM
Veggie Regular
 
clarita osita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,862
omigawd LOVE. You're my hero.
clarita osita is offline  
#7 Old 10-21-2009, 02:28 PM
Veggie Regular
 
Andromache's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 953
Bookmarked!
Andromache is offline  
#8 Old 10-21-2009, 05:04 PM
American Made, Rebel Born
 
Kenickie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: House of Gaunt
Posts: 6,473
huzzah

cry havoc! and let slip the dogs of war.
Kenickie is offline  
#9 Old 10-21-2009, 07:43 PM
Newbie
 
GhostUser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amy SF View Post

I read a magazine article about AWAD years ago, and the minute I had access to a computer I signed up for the AWAD e-newsletter. It's really fun, and I recommend it. You get to learn all sorts of cool words, how they're used, and even their pronounciation.



http://wordsmith.org/awad/



Awesome...Thanx for sharing this
GhostUser is offline  
#10 Old 11-14-2009, 04:54 AM
Veggie Regular
 
Nosferatofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 219
In "Why Vegan", on page 10, Matt made sure Carl was quoted. Warms my heart.
Nosferatofu is offline  
#11 Old 11-15-2009, 10:31 AM
Veggie Regular
 
Amy SF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 20,217
Turns out I started a thread about AWAD before and forgot about it. Don't mean to scare you kids, but that's what happens when you get old.



I merged the two threads.

*this space not for sale*
Amy SF is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off