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#1 Old 11-23-2009, 05:42 AM
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I see it written like this often with an asterisk instead of an "a"; thanks!
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#2 Old 11-23-2009, 05:48 AM
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veg*n = vegetarian/vegan
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#3 Old 11-23-2009, 05:49 AM
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It's a way of referring to both veganism and vegetarianism at the same time. So a veg*n is a vegetarian or a vegan, without having to type it all out.
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#4 Old 11-23-2009, 02:31 PM
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Oh that makes sense. That's how asterisks are used in search engines too. I just never thought about the use of an asterisk in the middle of a word.
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#5 Old 11-23-2009, 04:43 PM
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Asterisks also mask naughty words.
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#6 Old 11-24-2009, 10:59 AM
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Yeah, shorthand for vegetarian and vegan...just easier.
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I think it would be best to just get rid of the word vegetarian, and only vegan exist. That way, youd either be someone who doesnt consume animals and their products (vegan) or someone who does.

Vegetarian gives the impression of someone who "loves" animals and doesnt want them harmed. That is far from the case.
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#8 Old 11-24-2009, 11:25 AM
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Guys! We have a stickied thread for this in the Vegetarian forum. When someone asks this question, please refer them to: https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/s...not-mean-vegan
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