Vegetarianism used to be simple - its protagonists foreswore the flesh of any dead animal. Today there are "veggies" who eat fish, and people who eat no meat but don't call themselves vegetarians. What happened?
With all these various classifications, folks do seem to be complicating things, don't they? The only one I've never heard of is when somebody's a vegetarian, but doesn't admit it. That seems a bit strange.
Anyway, I won't be "putting anybody right". That's not my place at all. I'm a vegan (in case I hadn't mentioned it), but I don't give a monkey's what others scoff. As long as everybody's satisfied with their diet and eating habits, that's the main thing. But I don't have a problem discussing veggie/vegan diets if somebody feels I might be able to give them some info.
The very worst "vegetarians/vegans", in my view, are the annoying, self-righteous knobs who try their best to give everybody a bad conscience just because they scoff meat. I believe that's totally out of place and I can't stand such folks. They give us all a bad name.
Sat next to this whining upper class doris on a plane once doing her nut at the trolley dolly because she'd been brought a vegetarian meal. "But I'm a lacto-vegetarian and this has got cheese in it". She should have had my meat, chicken with pasta, it wasn't meat as I know it, more like rotted down melon with string.
I also went to the Rock Island Diner at Meadowhall with a crowd of mates, ended up sitting next to some doris who wouldn't shut up about meat is murder and kept telling me I should get the veggieburger. I told her I'd get the veggieburger if she'd have the 1/2 pounder dead cow burger I had my eye on if I couldn't find something made out of dead suckling calf ripped away from its mother. I think she got the message because she didn't speak to me again and even asked one or two people if they would swap places with her so she didn't have to be next to that uncouth murderer.
I'm vegetarian and a few years ago went for a meal that a friend was holding. I knew only him, and deliberately sat next to the other people who declared loudly to be vegetarian so that I would have someone to talk to.
Them: We're having the salmon, are you?
Me: No, I'm vegetarian.
Them: .................oh. Guess we're not proper vegetarians then are we?
Cue silence for the remainder of the meal....
I can't stand those who say I'm vegetarian, I only eat fish and chicken. Fucktards. Buy them a * dictionary. It's all PC crap, either you are or you're not, end of. Like any other cause, it's jumped on by those who want to appear superior in any way they can.
And if someone says they're lacto-vegetarian then they eat cheese. Mebbe more dictionaries are required?
No I don't fucktard, I said it's a cause jumped on by those who wish to claim moral highground.
None of my mates think I'm superior, but then they know me.
There are those who read the Guardian etc who use any cause they can for moral highground. Pick a cause, they'll jump it if they think it makes them better than you. 'Real' nappies, breastfeeding, anti-nuclear power, recycling, jesus, they claim them all as their own. Vegetarianism is just another on the list, they have no real interest in it.
Eating vegetable is murder... according to the Vegetable Liberation Front..... Eating vegeta-bales also make your fart more CO2.... If Coos are responsible for loads of Global Warming according to some 'Experst'... then we should eat more meat...... I still think Black Puddings and Haggis are 'Vetables'.... Slap loads of Beans, Cabbages, Brussel Sprouts.... and its really make those Environ-mentalist go mad..... Trouble is.. I've got to live with me... and the Guf gets pretty awful at times...
Especially when I have to Break Up the results of a Veggie Bash down the Old Khazi....
... I wonder if Man Fat is Veggie... or mineral.... those poor Dears....
f**'King ell.... its nearly midnight... time I put on my Batman outfit and went out to do some Dareing Do....!!