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Given that there's a tendency for vegans to get quite vocal about their choices of not eating meat, dairy etc. you'd think the last thing they'd want would be to have their preferred choice of greenery labelled with the very things that make them so angry. 

Maybe it’s because I’ve recently switched to being largely vegetarian but people generally are more vocal in telling me about why they eat meat as I give a rat’s ass!
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3 minutes ago, NotThePars said:


Maybe it’s because I’ve recently switched to being largely vegetarian but people generally are more vocal in telling me about why they eat meat as I give a rat’s ass!

Largely nothing! You either are or you're not.

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It's wild how much veganism and vegetarianism creates such seethe in people.  Taking someones diet almost personally.  Who fucking cares what someone else eats?  

I'm neither vegan or vegetarian by the way.  It just amuses me how raging people get over it.

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57 minutes ago, The Skelpit Lug said:

Given that there's a tendency for vegans to get quite vocal about their choices of not eating meat, dairy etc. you'd think the last thing they'd want would be to have their preferred choice of greenery labelled with the very things that make them so angry. 

I haven't heard any vegans get anywhere near remotely as angry as perma-seething meat-eaters when it comes to vegan food. A typical interaction goes like this:

Gregg's: we're introducing a vegan sausage roll!

Vegans: nice one, cheers!

Perma-seething meat eaters: BLOODY VEGANS EATING ALL OUR FOOD IT'S CALLED A SAUSAGE ROLL HOW CAN IT BE CALLED A SAUSAGE ROLL IF THERE'S NO SAUSAGE BLOODY SNOWFLAKES LOVE A BACON SANDWICH ME

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Just now, The Skelpit Lug said:

My point is the opposite to that. It's clearly not meat, I just find it odd that there's not vegan-specific names for what it is, rather than what it isn't.

Oh you're so raging!

Internet rules dictate that :)

 

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1 minute ago, The Skelpit Lug said:

My point is the opposite to that. It's clearly not meat, I just find it odd that there's not vegan-specific names for what it is, rather than what it isn't.

Why?

Words like 'sausage', 'bacon' etc. are human constructs. So are 'burger' and 'rib'. The animals don't call themselves sausage and bacon. Anything can be called whatever you want it to be.

What would your proposed alternative to a vegan hamburger be, for example?

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5 minutes ago, The Skelpit Lug said:

My point is the opposite to that. It's clearly not meat, I just find it odd that there's not vegan-specific names for what it is, rather than what it isn't.

Hamburger, beef burger, veggie burger, veggie sausages, who cares?

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The recent trend of plant based food is great, as when I go to a restaurant I don’t have to order a macaroni cheese or a mushroom risotto every fucking time. Not that there’s anything wrong with them but it’s nice to have a choice.

If you find yourself annoyed by a display of products in a supermarket, just walk away, stand in the real meat aisle and take some deep breaths. Don’t worry. They’re not going to take your precious bacon away.

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I haven't heard any vegans get anywhere near remotely as angry as perma-seething meat-eaters when it comes to vegan food. A typical interaction goes like this:
Gregg's: we're introducing a vegan sausage roll!
Vegans: nice one, cheers!
Perma-seething meat eaters: BLOODY VEGANS EATING ALL OUR FOOD IT'S CALLED A SAUSAGE ROLL HOW CAN IT BE CALLED A SAUSAGE ROLL IF THERE'S NO SAUSAGE BLOODY SNOWFLAKES LOVE A BACON SANDWICH ME
Just waiting for Viz to introduce new cast member....... Biffa Vegan.
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5 minutes ago, Gaz said:

What would your proposed alternative to a vegan hamburger be, for example?

I don't really have an alternative. I just find it odd that when marketing/advertising is tailored to the customer it seems a bit vague to use those labels. 

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19 minutes ago, Gaz said:

Why?

Words like 'sausage', 'bacon' etc. are human constructs. So are 'burger' and 'rib'. The animals don't call themselves sausage and bacon. Anything can be called whatever you want it to be.

What would your proposed alternative to a vegan hamburger be, for example?

Bacon is a cut of meat and rib is a body part. The alternative to your suggestion is drop ham from the name.

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20 minutes ago, Gaz said:

Why?

Words like 'sausage', 'bacon' etc. are human constructs. So are 'burger' and 'rib'. The animals don't call themselves sausage and bacon. Anything can be called whatever you want it to be.

 

How do you account for the dog on That's Life that could say "sausages"? 

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  Who fucking cares what someone else eats?  
I'm neither vegan or vegetarian by the way.  It just amuses me how raging people get over it.


I think this is the bit that annoys people the most, being lectured constantly about how bad meat is by vegans is tedious but as you have said there is some amount of gammons foaming at the mouth because of vegan sausage rolls.

It really should be eat what you want and mind your own business.
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On the subject of ersatz meat products, i loved hotel breakfast buffets in Malaysia with beef bacon and chicken sausages. Plus rendang and noodles for breakfast is one of the best things of any type of anything in the world. 

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