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Chicken eater name? Avarians?

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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    Having been assured that "pescatarians" are a part of veggieism, I wondered where that stops.

    On the general board earlier I wanted a term for the many people these days who eat chicken but not red meat.

    Can I call them "avarians"?

    And I understand a lot of vegetarians indulge in a little bacon.

    "Baconians"?

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by Saravisiae (U2247962) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    None of these are vegetarians at all (except maybe ex- or lapsed smiley - winkeye). Vegetarians don't eat animals of any kind. In India this includes eggs. Here the vegetarian society suggests that for an egg-containing food to be suitable for vegetarians

    I think pescetarians is a useful label because there are quite a lot of people who see fish as different. It has only recently been proven that fish feel pain, so for a while it was sort of logical.

    I would suggest Pollotarians perhaps for people who eat white but not red meat?

    Both of these different terms would be much better than people saying "I'm a vegetarian but I eat fish/chicken" because that confuses people into thinking vegetarians DO eat fish/chicken and then the next real vegetarian that comes along gets served bits of (to them) corpse!

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    Posted by Saravisiae (U2247962) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    Oops, didn't finish my sentance:

    Here the vegetarian society suggests that for an egg-containing food to be suitable for vegetarians, the eggs in question need to be free range.

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    Posted by Mrs Vee (U2897076) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    You can call them whatever you like, but I call people who eat chicken 'Omnivores'.

    And I understand a lot of vegetarians indulge in a little bacon 

    Well, they're not vegetarians then, are they? smiley - erm

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  • Message 5

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    Not ALL the time, perhaps.

    Or could they be vegetarians who occasionally lapse?

    As I am looking for a term to describe people who do NOT eat Beef, Mutton, or Pork; "Omnivore" is totally unsuitable.

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    Posted by ahopefulagain (U4594275) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    I would call, people who eat chicken "someone who doesn't eat red meat". Clunky I know, but there you go. This is not a sub-section of vegetarianism.

    "vegetarians" who eat bacon (I must admit, I've never met one myself!) are omnivores.

    It annoys me so much when people think that vegetarians eat fish! I've encountered this so much.

    But it's not as bad as when I've been on holiday in Europe, for example (I've never travelled outside of Europe!) when I've been told something is vegetarian, but it isn't because it's contained mince, or bits of bacon. That's still meat, isn't it? It seems meat is only great big lumps of the stuff!

    (And I know I said I'd never be back, but I have no willpower!)

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  • Message 7

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    Posted by ahopefulagain (U4594275) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    ps

    Not ALL the time, perhaps.

    Or could they be vegetarians who occasionally lapse? 


    So if an omni has a bowl of cereal with milk for breakfast, followed by a cheese and tomato sandwich for lunch, then steak and chips for dinner, does that make them an occassional vegetarian?

    If someone willingly eats meat, even occassionally, they are not vegetarians.

    Or am I still an omni because I spent the first X years of my life as an omni and I've only been a vegetarian for 20 years! (gawd that makes me feel old, even though I'm not!)

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  • Message 8

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    That sounds like Plymouth Bretheren vegetarianism.

    I think CofE vegatarians can occasionally stray, so long as they feel bad about it and sincerely repent.

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by Mrs Vee (U2897076) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    Not ALL the time, perhaps 

    No - not at all.

    Someone who eats chicken, bacon, fish or meat of any kind or description is not a vegetarian, and I wish they would stop describing themselves as a 'veggie' because it makes eating out a lot more difficult for those of us who really are veggie.

    I am not a militant veggie, I don't want everybody to become veggie and I really don't care what other people eat or don't eat, but it gets right up my nose to be offered fish as the 'veggie' option, because of an erroneous belief that some veggies eat fish (or chicken etc. etc.)

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by Saravisiae (U2247962) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    Hmm...

    Well, anyway, I don't really care whether "vegetarians" lapse occasionally as long as they don't call themselves vegetarians while doing so.

    As pointed out above, that kind of thing leads to genuine 24/7 vegetarians being given inappropriate foods and is very annoying.

    I think for a lot of long term vegetarians it gets to a point where meat is just disgusting and you'd eat a (previously killed) human corpse or slaughter a family pet for food just as readily as eat any meat. I really don't mean to be offensive it's just the way serious, long term vegetarians feel about it.

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    Someone said here yesterday that it was OK for vegetarians to consume human cells provided they had the consent of the human concerned.

    This was in the context of licking cream from a lover's flesh rather than ritual sacrifice - though presumably the same applies.

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by Sunray (U2224954) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    I have 2 vegetarian friends (as they call themselves) that both eat fish smiley - erm

    One of them was even shocked when I said she was a pescatarian smiley - erm

    To me, a vegetarian is no meat whatsoever.

    Not sure about the occasional bug flying down ones throat though smiley - winkeye

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by jaybird (U8071874) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    I typed a sensible reply to your initial post and then thought 'sugar it, it ain't worth it'. So I deleted it.
    Then I thought of calling you a WUM or similar, but thought 'no, that ain't worth it either as it would only encourage you' and I'm partially trained to ignore some posts. So I deleted that as well.
    Then I couldn't resist typing something after all because this message board is on the countdown to death so I must use it while I can.

    Oh tis a bad day, I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure...
    I did think of asking if any vegetarian food may be of help with this affliction, but thought that would set you off on the 'don't drink water because somebody or something may have been immersed in it and left a cell or two before it got to my tap' type of twister. And no, I aren't interested in eating any type of meat or fish you may suggest, whatever name for it anybody comes up with - after all you obviously eat it and look what it's done for you smiley - devil smiley - laugh

    Oh dear, you'll probably blame my indecisiveness on innocent vegetables now so I'll wave a white flag and resign from the contest. I declare you the winner of the 'something or other but not vegetarian' cup! smiley - cool

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by Organoleptic Icon (U11219171) on Thursday, 12th August 2010

    Dear jaybird - IIUC all here are welcome to move en masse to the "Food Chat/Q&A" board - though I personally think it sensible to give veggies a dedicated place and don't see what harm it would do Beeb. Ditto the "Healthy Eating"; especially the anorexic thread which clearly helps people.

    But my query was sincere. I only heard of "pescatarians" here, so thought there might be a "no red meat" word.

    "Baconians" was a bit tongue in cheek. Not kosher.

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