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PETA releases list of animal friendly idioms to avoid 'speciesism'

PETA releases list of animal friendly idioms to avoid 'speciesism'”

A tweet from PETA on the issue has sparked debate online, with the organization stating that our language should evolve along with our understanding of social justice.

They're tried-and-true elements of the American language, but now, the animal rights group PETA wants you to stop using common phrases like "bring home the bacon" and "kill two birds with one stone" - suggesting that these idioms carry harmful messages.

PETA's Twitter call for an end to "anti-animal" language is drawing a combination of ridicule and condemnation.

But rather than beat a dead horse, PETA offered alternative more-animal-friendly phrases on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

"Be the guinea pig" should change to "be the test tube" and "bring home the bacon" to "bring home the bagels", referring to PETA's stance that everyone should be a vegan.

But judging from responses, they may be feeding a fed horse.

Have you ever dared to use the phrase "bring home the bacon"?

In the chart, PETA also recommends replacing "take the bull by the horns" with the more innocuous "take the flower by the thorns".

Feeding two birds with one scone, basically.

Not only do the PC editions of the time-tested idioms make little sense - Twitter was quick to point out how where there's a will, there's a way to find someone who will be offended by even the "correct" version.



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