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Since: Dec 09

Smalltown, Colorado

#61 Sep 21, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Heh. I rarely eat meat ("meat" includes poultry and fish). I don't know a word for someone like that. "mostly vegetarian" just seems easier to type than using more words.
The word is omnivore.

Since: Jan 10

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#62 Sep 22, 2012
Shari23 wrote:
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The word is omnivore.
Not really. I don't claim to be a vegetarian like the guy at work who eats fish. He even bristles at "pescatarian" like I called him. dude, eating sushi means you're not a vegetarian.

You're INCREDIBLY defensive of the label "vegetarian" (not just now, but in the past as well). It's okay to not be so defensive.

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#63 Sep 22, 2012
Oh, and I'm not the ass who judged your post.

Since: Dec 09

Smalltown, Colorado

#64 Sep 23, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Not really. I don't claim to be a vegetarian like the guy at work who eats fish. He even bristles at "pescatarian" like I called him. dude, eating sushi means you're not a vegetarian.
You're INCREDIBLY defensive of the label "vegetarian" (not just now, but in the past as well). It's okay to not be so defensive.
Yes, I am defensive of the meaning of vegetarian. I'm also very defensive of the meaning of "engineer". After I spent 4 grueling years earning my engineering degree, I really get "defensive" when some housewife calls herself a domestic "engineer". I'm sure there are words that you are defensive about because you know how much work was involved in becoming or knowing about that particular thing. Being a vegetarian is by definition a person who doesn't eat any meat at all from any being who had a face and a mother. If you eat one of those beings you are not a vegetarian. You are an omnivore, by definiton.

Defensively,
Shari23

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#65 Sep 23, 2012
Shari23 wrote:
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Yes, I am defensive of the meaning of vegetarian. I'm also very defensive of the meaning of "engineer". After I spent 4 grueling years earning my engineering degree, I really get "defensive" when some housewife calls herself a domestic "engineer". I'm sure there are words that you are defensive about because you know how much work was involved in becoming or knowing about that particular thing. Being a vegetarian is by definition a person who doesn't eat any meat at all from any being who had a face and a mother. If you eat one of those beings you are not a vegetarian. You are an omnivore, by definition.
Defensively,
Shari23
Splitting hairs, what about oysters and mussels and clams?

Why not say I don't eat animal flesh?

The new label I saw recently was paleo. A restaurant had a website that said they could accommodate vegetarian, vegan and paleo diets

Since: Mar 09

Boynton Beach, FL

#66 Sep 23, 2012
Shari, how do you feel about the word "professional"?

;)
Sam I Am

Schaumburg, IL

#67 Sep 24, 2012
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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My former downstairs neighbor -- the c-bag who went on vacation for two weeks and left a note asking me to take care of her new PUPPY -- complained complained complained that she had no heat. Turns out, she hadn't even turned the thermostat up. She's from Colombia, South America. Stupid bithc.
Wait a second. Your neighbor left for vacation and just assumed you'd be able to take care of her dog? As in puppy? As in not low maintenance? I'd consider taking the dog to a shelter and making her go in there and explain how she is fit to care for it. A dog deserves to have better than her for an owner.

Since: Aug 08

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#68 Sep 24, 2012
Shari23 wrote:
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Yes, I am defensive of the meaning of vegetarian. I'm also very defensive of the meaning of "engineer". After I spent 4 grueling years earning my engineering degree, I really get "defensive" when some housewife calls herself a domestic "engineer". I'm sure there are words that you are defensive about because you know how much work was involved in becoming or knowing about that particular thing. Being a vegetarian is by definition a person who doesn't eat any meat at all from any being who had a face and a mother. If you eat one of those beings you are not a vegetarian. You are an omnivore, by definiton.
Defensively,
Shari23
So basically you are the hoity toity vegetarian who thinks she's better than everyone, who everyone can't stand.

Honestly,
Sublime
Sam I Am

Schaumburg, IL

#69 Sep 24, 2012
Why are people so bent out of shape about the appropriate label for their diet? Why can't they just eat what they eat? You're a vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian/o mnivore/cannibal. Who cares?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#70 Sep 24, 2012
Shari23 wrote:
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The word is omnivore.
1st of all, I thik a lot of people would look at you sideways as that is simply not a widely used word. But secondly, sometimes people are referring more to their meals than their diet. "I eat mostly vegetarian" to me means that most of the meals and dishes they eat are vegetarian dishes. On occasion they may eat a non vegetarian dish, but that does not make those other meals "omnivore meals".

In other words, not everyone uses the word as a way to identify themselves.

Since: Jun 09

Madison, WI

#71 Sep 24, 2012
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text> 1st of all, I thik a lot of people would look at you sideways as that is simply not a widely used word. But secondly, sometimes people are referring more to their meals than their diet. "I eat mostly vegetarian" to me means that most of the meals and dishes they eat are vegetarian dishes. On occasion they may eat a non vegetarian dish, but that does not make those other meals "omnivore meals".
In other words, not everyone uses the word as a way to identify themselves.
I agree. The "mostly vegetarian" thing is completely self-explanatory. I'm an omnivore, but I eat meat essentially every day. Angela is an omnivore who eats meat much less, so how *should* she describe herself? Should she use an obvious two-word description, or should she be forced to use a dozen words to describe her eating habits to ensure she doesn't offend "real" vegetarians?

Toj

“Equality”

Since: Jul 12

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#72 Sep 24, 2012
That's a bunch of bs "offending vegetarians". I can't imagine someone getting offended. I guess Shari did. You can get offended by anything if you look hard enough for offense.

Sorry, Shari. You were way off on this one in my view.

Since: Dec 09

Smalltown, Colorado

#73 Sep 24, 2012
Sublime1 wrote:
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So basically you are the hoity toity vegetarian who thinks she's better than everyone, who everyone can't stand.
Honestly,
Sublime
This is the lamest post I've ever read because you don't know anything about my friends, co-workers, acquaintances, relatives or me. Try again to put some real thought into your next post. I have been very respectful in my posts here until I read this one. I could not help but call you out on this.

Since: Aug 08

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#74 Sep 24, 2012
Shari23 wrote:
<quoted text>This is the lamest post I've ever read because you don't know anything about my friends, co-workers, acquaintances, relatives or me. Try again to put some real thought into your next post. I have been very respectful in my posts here until I read this one. I could not help but call you out on this.
I don't care the least bit if you think I'm lame. I think it's lame that you get so excited over being a vegetarian and upset if someone says they are mostly vegetarian. What's the big freaking deal?

You remind me if this guy, except he's vegan and thinks he's better than you:

http://youtu.be/vqqGZBRBLcM

You even used a similar line about things with a face. You are the vegetarian equivalent to him, except without the superpowers. Gee, nothing annoying about being around someone like that. <sarcasm>

Since: Aug 08

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#75 Sep 24, 2012
Shari23 wrote:
<quoted text> Being a vegetarian is by definition a person who doesn't eat any meat at all from any being who had a face
"Short answer; being [vegetarian] just makes you better than most people.

Bingo!"

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#76 Sep 25, 2012
I dont think she is saying she is better than anyone, but simply defining what she believes a vedgetabletarian is. She used the term in it's strictest sense.

Maybe people who eat mostly vedgetabletarian should say they try to "emulate" vedgetabletarian lifestyle. Or not!

Just bring me a damn cow, and you can call me whatever!
Sublime1 wrote:
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"Short answer; being [vegetarian] just makes you better than most people.
Bingo!"

Since: Aug 08

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#77 Sep 25, 2012
RACE wrote:
I dont think she is saying she is better than anyone, but simply defining what she believes a vedgetabletarian is. She used the term in it's strictest sense.
Maybe people who eat mostly vedgetabletarian should say they try to "emulate" vedgetabletarian lifestyle. Or not!
Just bring me a damn cow, and you can call me whatever!
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Saying you eat mostly vegetarian food, which is actually what Angela was saying, isn't something that should set one into a defensive state of mind absent a feeling of moral superiority.

I also don't get the impression that Angela is trying to emulate anything or anyone. So, I don't know why she would say such a thing. Many folks do it at least in part for health reasons, not because they believe it is a morally superior way of living. Is a tiger immoral? What about a wolf?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#78 Sep 25, 2012
I guess.
If I were to say I was mostly christian, and a true christian told me that I could not compare myself to a christian because I did not adhere completely to the list of things that define a christian, that would be annoying to me. But I dont know if I would think they were saying they were better, just that I was misusing the definition.
Sublime1 wrote:
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Saying you eat mostly vegetarian food, which is actually what Angela was saying, isn't something that should set one into a defensive state of mind absent a feeling of moral superiority.
I also don't get the impression that Angela is trying to emulate anything or anyone. So, I don't know why she would say such a thing. Many folks do it at least in part for health reasons, not because they believe it is a morally superior way of living. Is a tiger immoral? What about a wolf?

Since: Aug 08

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#79 Sep 25, 2012
RACE wrote:
<quoted text>I guess.
If I were to say I was mostly christian, and a true christian told me that I could not compare myself to a christian because I did not adhere completely to the list of things that define a christian, that would be annoying to me. But I dont know if I would think they were saying they were better, just that I was misusing the definition.
I'm not gonna sweat it or hold it against her. I'm sure she's a swell lady. I just think it rubbed a few folks the wrong way.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#80 Sep 25, 2012
Agreed. But I dont think she was trying to be elitist about it.
Sublime1 wrote:
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I'm not gonna sweat it or hold it against her. I'm sure she's a swell lady. I just think it rubbed a few folks the wrong way.

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