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As I was browsing around the site I was noticing different names like lacto-ovo and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the types of vegetarianisn there are.
 

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Those are good definitions, but don't quite cover all the diets out there, particularly ones that come up on these boards.

Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian: Eats dairy and eggs but no animals.

Lacto Vegetarian: Eats dairy but no eggs or meat.

Ovo Vegetarian: Eats eggs but no dairy or meat.

Omnivore: Eats anything.

Omnivore: Eats fish but no poultry or red meat.

Omnivore: Eats poultry and fish but no red meat or tofu.

Omnivore: Eats meat but only in social situations, like restaurants or with family when it would "cause a scene" to act vegetarian.

Omnivore: Eats shellfish but no other sea life, poultry, or red meat.

Omnivore: Eats vegetarian food except when she *really* wants a burger, but that only happens maybe once or twice a year.

Vegan: Eats no animal products at all, including honey. Avoids animal-derived clothing, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc., including those tested on animals.

Vegan (pronounced "vague-un"): Eats only vague, unidentifiable foods, like puddings and tofu.

Strict vegetarian/dietary vegan: Eats no meat, eggs, or dairy, but might consume honey or trace ingredients.

Lazy vegan: Eats vegan but sometimes pretends not to see trace ingredients, or might buy brand-name toilet paper when there's no recycled stuff on the shelf.

Raw Foodie: Eats only foods not heated beyond 140 degrees F (I think, anyway. Someone probably should correct me on this).

Shyatarian: Is too afraid of conflict to eat the way they want to, and so caves to social pressure. But we understand.

Freegan: Eats whatever is lying around.

Beegan: Respects all animal life universally, except for bees (and possibly other insects).

Petatarian: Follows veg*n ideals but feeds animal friends meat, often factory-farmed. Politically corect name: companionanimalatarian.

Nopetatarian: Follows veg*n ideals and refuses to feed animal friends meat, but has no real solutions to the overpopulation of cats and dogs in shelters, many of whom face euthanization. Technical name: Notmyproblematarian.

Flexatarian: Eats meat occasionally, but prefers to eat veg*n most of the time. Usually does so for health benefits.

Farmatarian: Eats vegan except when taking animal products directly from the animal, so as to ensure their humane treatment (eg vegans who own chickens and eat their eggs).

Freakoutatarian: Eats veg*n and freaks out whenever the littlest animal-related incident crosses their radar, such as seeing a stranger across the room in a crowded public place order a hamburger. "I was TRAUMATIZED!" But we sympathize with them, too.

Snobatarian: Follows one of the above philosophies and can't understand why you don't too, because obviously every philosophy fits every set of circumstances, without exception.

Smugatarian: As snobatarian, but used to eat just like you until they saw the error of their ways.

Yuckatarian: Would eat vegetarian but hates everything except meat. Alternately: a veg*n who is always hungry because he hates everything he's eating.

Hypochondratarian: Attributes every cough, sniffle, headache, and tummy growl to dietary changes implemented in the last 15 minutes.

Grooveatarian: Doesn't care how anyone eats but herself. Like, to each his own, man.

Policeatarian: Eats according to one of the above labels, and also gives a running commentary and judgement on what you eat. Can be omnivore as well as veg*n.

Veg*n: Shorthand for "vegetarian or vegan."
 

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Those are good definitions, but don't quite cover all the diets out there, particularly ones that come up on these boards.

Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian: Eats dairy and eggs but no animals.

Lacto Vegetarian: Eats dairy but no eggs or meat.

Ovo Vegetarian: Eats eggs but no dairy or meat.

Omnivore: Eats anything.

Omnivore: Eats fish but no poultry or red meat.

Omnivore: Eats poultry and fish but no red meat or tofu.

Omnivore: Eats meat but only in social situations, like restaurants or with family when it would "cause a scene" to act vegetarian.

Omnivore: Eats shellfish but no other sea life, poultry, or red meat.

Omnivore: Eats vegetarian food except when she *really* wants a burger, but that only happens maybe once or twice a year.

Vegan: Eats no animal products at all, including honey. Avoids animal-derived clothing, cleaning products, cosmetics, etc., including those tested on animals.

Vegan (pronounced "vague-un"): Eats only vague, unidentifiable foods, like puddings and tofu.

Strict vegetarian/dietary vegan: Eats no meat, eggs, or dairy, but might consume honey or trace ingredients.

Lazy vegan: Eats vegan but sometimes pretends not to see trace ingredients, or might buy brand-name toilet paper when there's no recycled stuff on the shelf.

Raw Foodie: Eats only foods not heated beyond 140 degrees F (I think, anyway. Someone probably should correct me on this).

Shyatarian: Is too afraid of conflict to eat the way they want to, and so caves to social pressure. But we understand.

Freegan: Eats whatever is lying around.

Beegan: Respects all animal life universally, except for bees (and possibly other insects).

Petatarian: Follows veg*n ideals but feeds animal friends meat, often factory-farmed. Politically corect name: companionanimalatarian.

Nopetatarian: Follows veg*n ideals and refuses to feed animal friends meat, but has no real solutions to the overpopulation of cats and dogs in shelters, many of whom face euthanization. Technical name: Notmyproblematarian.

Flexatarian: Eats meat occasionally, but prefers to eat veg*n most of the time. Usually does so for health benefits.

Farmatarian: Eats vegan except when taking animal products directly from the animal, so as to ensure their humane treatment (eg vegans who own chickens and eat their eggs).

Freakoutatarian: Eats veg*n and freaks out whenever the littlest animal-related incident crosses their radar, such as seeing a stranger across the room in a crowded public place order a hamburger. "I was TRAUMATIZED!" But we sympathize with them, too.

Snobatarian: Follows one of the above philosophies and can't understand why you don't too, because obviously every philosophy fits every set of circumstances, without exception.

Smugatarian: As snobatarian, but used to eat just like you until they saw the error of their ways.

Yuckatarian: Would eat vegetarian but hates everything except meat. Alternately: a veg*n who is always hungry because he hates everything he's eating.

Hypochondratarian: Attributes every cough, sniffle, headache, and tummy growl to dietary changes implemented in the last 15 minutes.

Grooveatarian: Doesn't care how anyone eats but herself. Like, to each his own, man.

Policeatarian: Eats according to one of the above labels, and also gives a running commentary and judgement on what you eat. Can be omnivore as well as veg*n.

Veg*n: Shorthand for "vegetarian or vegan."
Hahahahaha, sorry, but that was hilarious.
 

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Hypochondratarian: Attributes every cough, sniffle, headache, and tummy growl to dietary changes implemented in the last 15 minutes.
LOL!! That's the best one!!

(and, unfortunately, you actually do come across this type)
 

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Omg, those were great. You may have forgotten the lazy lacto-ovo vegetarian, who just replaces meat with massive amounts of cheese XD
 

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I would also add a subset of strict vegetarianism:

Dotatarian: the Pacman diet.

Otherwise, the list's pretty comprehensive.
 

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Vegan (pronounced "vague-un"): Eats only vague, unidentifiable foods, like puddings and tofu."
I thought this was a bit funny, I did not realize that we were eating "unidentifiable" foods
 

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at that list.

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Raw Foodie: Eats only foods not heated beyond 140 degrees F (I think, anyway. Someone probably should correct me on this).
okay.
temperature should not exceed 115. I've heard as high as 118 but 115 is good.
 

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That list was hilarious! Good job!

And yeah... I hear people pronounce it "vague-un" all the time. It's odd. Usually by meatasauruses
 

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"Freakoutatarian: Eats veg*n and freaks out whenever the littlest animal-related incident crosses their radar, such as seeing a stranger across the room in a crowded public place order a hamburger. "I was TRAUMATIZED!" But we sympathize with them, too."

Ok that was right there was so tight LOL. Too funny hahaha. I'm still laughing at that one.
 
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