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So we talked about the prevalence of animal-based idioms in the english language, including some pretty disgusting ones like "more than one way to skin a cat." What are some fun (or funky) animal-friendly alternatives?

I've got:

go cold turkey --> go cold tofu, or go cold Tofurky

more than one way to skin a cat --> more than one way to peel a potato

a whole different kettle of fish --> ???

beating a dead horse --> ???

kill two birds with one stone --> ???

What else can we veganize?
 

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Haha, I hadn't thought of that one! "Box of nutritional yeast flakes" doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, though, does it? Maybe we need to tighten that baby up. How about...

You can't make a hemp purse out of a cloud ear (mushroom)?

BTW, I had to sit down and watch Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead after reading your sig yesterday.
What a great movie.
 

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How about you can't make a hemp purse out of an ear of corn?

Nah, I think the nutritional yeast flakes version is punchier. Plus I tried to make a purse out of a box of nutritional yeast once, and let me just say that my wife wasn't exactly thrilled come Christmas morning.

Oh, here's another crappy one:

kill two birds with one stone > combine two proteins in one meal

Yeah. Lame. This game is harder than I thought.

How about:

Bleed like a stuck pig > bleed like a stuck Ted Nugent

No?

You catch more B12 with supplements than vinegar?

Maybe not eh?

Yeah, sorry. I'm tapped out dude.

Cheers!

TJ
 

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A lawyer friend of mine was talking about being a sole practicioner, and he described it as being an "eat what you kill" lifestyle. I said, "I'm a vegetarian, can eat what I gather?"

He responded with the old "vegetarians still kill plants" line, so I got the opportunity to explain the concept of fruitarianism to him.
But I'm not a fruitarian, so I guess I am still eating what I kill. :-|
 

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Open a can of worms~ open a rotten can of beans.

Kill 2 birds~ Get 3 peants in one shell.

Wow I stink at this.
 

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Originally Posted by girlystar View Post

Open a can of worms~ open a rotten can of beans.
Nooooo...

Turn a compost pile.
 
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