Terms That Are Offensive To Vegans And Their Alternatives

Bringing home the bacon is now offensive...shocker

December 4, 2018



I will start off by saying that I don't get surprised anymore when someone tells me they are offended by something. We can all find something to be offended about if we look hard enough, but sometimes things can go too far.

Before I go into this story, let me start off by saying that I don't really eat meat either. I just prefer fruits and grains and vegetables.

Every so often I'll eat meat, but not often. I was a vegetarian for 9 years and I was a vegan for about 8 weeks after I gave birth to my son.

I don't mind the lifestyle of eating, however...things can go too far very quickly. The message would be better received if it weren't screamed in your face by members of some society that is angry because you think differently then they do. OH WAIT! That's eveyrone these days.


I love the idea behind why people don't eat meat because I love animals as well. However...this story is a little much even in my opinion. 

Let me also write a disclaimer **** THIS ISNT MY STORY**** I'm not saying that I'M offended by these sayings ( So don't send me mail saying how stupid you think it is LOL) This is a story I found according to Metro News. 

So, here it is. There are apparently terms that we have been using that are OFFENSIVE to vegans. Some people might actually prefer the new sayings....some may like the old traditional one. 

Not sure in what capacity, but here they are...and some alternatives according to Metro News. 


Out: Bring home the bacon 

In: Bring home the bagels


Out: Let the cat out of the bag

In: Spill the beans


Out: All your eggs in one basket

In: All your berries in one bowl


Out: Open a can of worms

In: Open Pandora’s box


Out: Flog a dead horse

In: Feed a fed horse


Out: Hold your horses

In: Hold the phone


Out: Killing two birds with one stone

In: Feeding two birds with one scone


Out: Taking the bull by the horns

In: Taking the flower by the thorns


Out: More than one way to skin a cat

In: More than one way to peel a potato


Out: Be the guinea pig

In: Be the test tube