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Leave the meat idioms alone, Peta: there are bigger fish to fry | Jessica Brown6 Dec 5:00am

Leave the meat idioms alone, Peta: there are bigger fish to fry | Jessica Brown

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Trying to enforce vegan alternatives to phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’ will only reinforce negative associations of veganism In 1801, Vice Admiral Nelson is said to have deliberately raised his telescope to his blind eye and insisted he couldn’t see a sign from his superior telling him to withdraw from the Battle of Copenhagen. This is where the phrase “turn a blind eye” is said to have originated. However, future idioms may not have such a colourful story of origin, thanks to those arguing we should rephrase those that mention meat and animals into anodyne, plant-based phrases. The animal rights group Peta says that many common phrases in the English language
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