I disagree, as I think 'vegetarian' is often used to refer to 'lacto-ovo-vegetarian'. That's why we had a "vegan & vegetarian" forum or something like that on VB.Originally Posted by troub
oddly enough, "vegetarian" is all inclusive in that already infers "vegan" as well.
As in "I love veg*ns!!!1111lololl!!asterisksRfun!!1" = I love vegetarians and vegans = I love vegetarians.
Heres another example!!
"I love ani*ogsllll!!!" *= "I love animals and dogs" = "I love animals"
*all dogs are animals, but not all animals are dogs
*all vegans are vegetarian, but not all vegetarians are vegan
*all LO vegetarians are vegetarian, but not all vegetarians are lacto-ovo vegetarians.
Don't attempt to play teacher when you don't even know what this issue is about.
I guess we have to agree to disagree on that.
It probably can't get much simpler. So how about not repeating it since your set-theoretical mantra has no relevance to the issue at hand.All vegans are vegetarians, but not all vegetarians are vegans. I don't know how much more simple the concept can get.
I claim that it can mean either non-meat-eaters generally or lacto-ovos specifically, depending on the context.Originally Posted by Kiz
What I'm disagreeing with is you claiming the word "vegetarian" means someone who eats eggs and dairy simply because not all vegetarians do.
Nor have I claimed otherwise.Just eschewing eggs and dairy does not make one vegan. The difference comes from extending ones dietary restrictions to all aspects of one's life.