Phrases like 'bring home the bacon' and 'take the bull by the horns' to go out of style to avoid paying vegan claims
- Dr Shareena Hamzah of Swansea University cited recent guidance from Peta
- Phrases such as 'to fly a dead horse' could go the way of the dodo, she says
Miles Dilworth For The Daily Mail
Dr Shareena Hamzah (pictured) said he was trying to reduce the amount of food he was eating.
The growing popularity of veganism could lead to a cull of meat and more
Phrases such as 'bring home the bacon' and 'killing two birds with one stone', according to Shareena Hamzah of Swansea University.  She cited guidance from Peta, the animal rights charity, which wants to substitute expressions as well as 'take the bull by the horns' with 'take the flower by the thorns'.  Dr Hamzah said the influence of animal cruelty and push people toward using less meaty metaphors.
'If veganism forces us to confront the reality of food's origins, then this undoubtedly be reflected in our language and literature, 'she said.
Dr Hamzah, of Swansea University, said: "The image of killing two birds with one stone" is, if anything, made more powerful by the animal-friendly alternative of "feeding two birds with one scone" (stock image) ” class=”blkBorder img-share” />
But Dr Hamzah said it was unlikely that phrases would be cut out of the linguistic diet altogether , and their more sparing use could in fact heighten their impact.  She said: 'The image of two kings with one stone' is, if anything, made more powerful by the animal-friendly alternative of 'two birds with one scone'. '
Peta thus wants to replace the phrase 'to fly a dead horse' with 'to feed a fed horse'.
Likewise, 'more than one way to skin a cat' should be 'more than one way to peel a potato', it says.